Jeremiah Bryson says despite some new schools coming in, he remains committed to Pitt, for now. He feels that his official visit to Pitt next month, slated for the weekend of January 14, will give him a better idea of whether Pitt is still the right place for him or not.
"If I go there; me and my mom--and my mom, her opinion means as much as mine--if we go down there, and it still feels like it's the right thing to do, I'm going to stick with it and go there," Bryson said. "If I don't feel it, I'll have to look at another (school)."
Bryson said some of those options will include taking an official visit to Illinois and Maryland--two of his other offers. An assistant from Auburn visited his high school on Wednesday. He said even though he doesn't have an offer from the Tigers, that he will take an official visit there. He later texted to say that Cincinnati offered him on Wednesday evening, but he has not figured out yet if he will take an official visit there too.
Bryson talked with his recruiting coach, Bernard Clark, after hearing the news about Wannstedt's dismissal.
"I talked about it (with Clark) when it first happened," Bryson said. "I haven't talked with him since everything settled down, but it's crazy. It's more shocking than anything. I wasn't expecting that at all.
"(Clark) is a very good guy, a very down-to-earth, good Christian guy. When that stuff happens, I hope for the best, and that everything works out."
Bryson just wrapped up his senior season, leading his Smyrna Bulldogs to the Class 6A state championship game, where they lost a heartbreaker to Maryville, 23-21. Bryson finished with over 1,500 yards rushing on 160 carries this season, and 23 total touchdowns. So far, he has earned all-district honors, with all-state selections yet to be announced.