Mid-State back visits Vanderbilt

Jeremiah Bryson of Smyrna high school, which is located just south of Nashville, has six FBS offers already and is looking for offer No. 7. Over the weekend Bryson was one of over 100 up-and-coming juniors that visited for Vanderbilt's Junior Day event. Look inside to find out what Bryson had to say about his visit to the Vandy campus.

"It was really nice. We looked around; we couldn't really stay that long. Vanderbilt is close to home. I got to watch them practice. That would be a nice college to be around," said Jeremiah Bryson of his visit to Vanderbilt.

Bryson and his fellow Commodore prospects did get time to experience the culinary excellence of Vanderbilt's training table, "We ate; they spoiled us. They had some good food and good desserts. I was very impressed. That's the second time I've been to Vanderbilt. They know how to impress people."

Bryson plays for Smyrna, which is located less than 25 miles from Nashville. The junior already has offers from Illinois, Maryland, Memphis, North Carolina, Ohio, and Middle Tennessee and he'd like for Vanderbilt to be added to that list. "They haven't offered me but I hope Vanderbilt will come through," said Bryson who rushed for over 900 yards as a junior while earning all-regional honors.

Bryson says that his recruiting coach, VU assistant Ted Cain, has been encouraging him to not give up hope, "He was giving me a little confidence. They are recruiting me pretty hard. He told me just to hold out; just wait a little bit. Hopefully I'll get that letter one day for the offer."

Bryson, who is being recruited to play running back at Vanderbilt, says that he really likes the way the Vanderbilt coaches and players interact. He also values the opportunity to receive a quality education while playing in the toughest college football conference.

North Carolina offered Bryson first so he has a special feeling for the Tar Heels. He has visited Chapel Hill for the UNC Junior Day and liked the campus. Bryson also grew up rooting for Georgia but has not received much interest from the Bulldog staff yet.

For now Bryson will take in some camps and visits while preparing for his senior season.

NOTES: In addition to Bryson, Vanderbilt had over 100 other visitors for their Junior Day including Smyrna LB Deon Meadows and lineman Chris Turrentine. Vanderbilt also got a visit from Murfreesboro Oakland RB/CB Buddy Mitchell along with Russellville, Ala. LB/RB Brent Calloway who has already committed to Alabama. Some others who were scheduled to attend include OL Kyler Kerbyson (Knoxville Catholic), QB Russell Bellomy (Arlington, Texas), QB J Tribble (Ardmore, AL) and OL Tyler Marzette of Birmingham, Ala.

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