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Dorien Bryant from Kingsway High in South Jersey already has several scholarship offers. He attended a junior day at Penn State last month. The Nittany Lions are very interested.

Name: Dorien Bryant
Position: RB, WR, FS
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.3
School: Kingsway High School, Swedesboro, NJ

Dorien played several positions for Kingsway this past season, and was instrumental in helping the Dragons win the South Jersey Group 2 title.

"He plays running back and wideout on offense, and he plays free safety on defense," Kingsway head coach Tony Barchuk said.

"He was 1st Team All-Conference, All-South Jersey and All-Delaware Valley.

Dorien carried the ball 135 times for 1,158 yards and 17 touchdowns; he caught 10 passes for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns; he ran for 2 extra point conversions and threw for another. He also returned 3 punts for touchdowns, one for 71 yards.

On defense, Dorien was involved in 55 total tackles, 45 assists and 10 solo. He also made 3 interceptions.

"He's terrific.  There are kids that can run really, really fast and play football.  This kid here is a football player who is really, really fast.  It's a big difference.  There are kids that can just run.  This kid can play and run.  He's got it all.  Mentally, he's smart; he knows the game.

"This was his first season with us this year.  Coincidentally, we won the state championship.  What do you think that means?"

Bryant previously played for Don Bosco Prep.

According to Coach Barchuk, Dorien could play several positions at the college level including wide-receiver, corner back and athletic back.

Several schools have already extended written scholarship offers to Dorien.

"Right now, he has around 4 or 5 offers.  Rutgers is one, Boston College is one, Virginia, Penn State and there may be others."

Purdue and NC State were also mentioned as teams interested in Bryant.

"He went to a Penn State junior day last month (February 16).  He had a good time there.  He liked it.

"I think he went to Boston College's camp last year.  He's planning on going to a few camps this year, but I don't know exactly which ones."

Dorien may also attend the Nike Camp at Penn State on April 21.

Dorien also participates in track.  He won a 55-yard dash event at a meet at Haverford College earlier this year with a time of 6.64 seconds.  A few days later, he won a 400-meter race with a time of 51.75 seconds.

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