Bryant 'blown away' by visit

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If Gavin Bryant had any lingering questions about his commitment to Tennessee, they were more than answered over the weekend.

The Vols linebacker commit said he is "100 percent" solid after he was "blown away" by his first visit to Knoxville since last summer.

"It was great. It went so well," Bryant told InsideTennessee. "It was everything I was looking for and then some, man."

The Scout four-star said he doesn't plan to take anymore visits, but added that Miami is still hotly recruiting him.

"I'm a Vol. That's it," he said. "I loved the visit, man. Like I said, it's all I wanted and was looking for. It was great."

But Bryant wasn't the only one walking away impressed.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder was joined by his mother, father, uncle and two grandparents, saying the whole crew enjoyed their time on Rocky Top.

"My family loved it," Bryant told IT. "They told me they wished I could get my papers signed while I was there."

Bryant said highlight of the visit was touring Neyland Stadium.

"The field, seeing that was awesome," Bryant said. "It sits like close to 103,000 people. That's just cool. Playing in front of all them people, I can't wait."

Bryant spent the majority of his time with Tennessee linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen, saying his relationship with his future position coach has him "pumped" to suit up in orange and white.

"We're like brothers, man," Bryant said. "We have a great relationship. He's a big part of why I like Tennessee so much."

Bryant and Thigpen spent time going over film and outlining how the Alabama-native's talents will be used once he's on campus.

Bryant was hosted by freshman running back Jalen Hurd and said they bonded over the weekend.

"Me and Jalen, we tight," Bryant said. "We had a real good time, you know. When I first got there Jalen went out to eat with my family and that was good. I met a lot of good people. I'm just excited, man."


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