UCLA In Top Three For Myles Bryant

Aug. 3 -- Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola defensive back Myles Bryant took a visit to one of his favorite schools last week and landed an offer from a local favorite as well...

Myles Bryant is a fast-rising defensive back who has quietly emerged as one of the most sought-after corners out West.

Bryant is a tough, scrappy corner with very quick feet and anticipation. He’s in the 5-8 to 5-9 range but plays bigger because of his physicality and how well he breaks on the ball. He’s an incredibly smart player with a high football IQ and is one of those players that is always around the football.

He has excellent ball skills, very good short-area quickness and projects as an ideal corner to match up with some of the quicker slot receivers that are so tough to handle at the next level.

On the recruiting front, Bryant currently has a trio of Pac 12 schools at the top of his list.

“My top three right now are Washington, Colorado and UCLA,” Bryant said. “I camped at Washington for their Satellite Camp out here and they offered me a few days later. I took a visit there in late June and I really liked it a lot.

“I like the city of Seattle, the coaching staff and the program that Coach Petersen is building. Coach Lake, the DB coach is recruiting me and I like him a lot, we’ve developed a pretty solid relationship in the last couple of months.”

Bryant visited Colorado last Monday.

“Colorado was really nice, I liked it a lot,” Bryant said. “The campus is beautiful and I had a strong comfort level there. I got to see the new facilities, they’re not completed yet but they’re going to look great, I liked what I saw.

“Coach Clark is my main recruiter from Colorado and I like him a lot. I’m planning to return to Colorado for an official visit and I can definitely see myself at CU for the next four years of my life.”

Bryant landed an offer from UCLA this past Thursday, and it was one he had been hoping would come for a while.

“I’ve been talking to Coach Martin at UCLA for a while and he kept telling me to be patient and the offer would come,” Bryant said. “I’m pretty familiar with UCLA, I’ve visited multiple times and just recently played in a 7v7 tournament there.

“I live five minutes away from the Rose Bowl so I’ve gone to games there before. Location won’t play that big of a role in my decision, I’ll go wherever, but at the same time, it’s cool to know my family could go to my games and practices whenever they wanted.

“Right now, I’m not planning to make an early decision. I’m going to take a few official visits and then make a decision. I know I’ll visit Washington and Colorado for sure but that’s about all I know right now. I’m just going to play it by ear and see where things are for me after those visits. I want to see the game atmosphere at these schools so I’m going to visit during the season and then I should be ready to decide.”

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