Impact Report - Jaimie Bryant

Washington is off to a great start in-state this year, reeling in two prospects on their radar. The second to choose the Dawgs, Tumwater (Wa.) DT Jaimie Bryant, is a raw athlete who is just starting to tap his vast potential and we at take a look at how he fits into the depth and what his commitment means for the rest of the 2013 recruiting class...

Scouting Report: With his size and speed, Bryant is a prospect with immense "potential" and if you ask coaches, the word "potential" can be a killer, but when you are talking about prospects this young (Bryant is young for his grade) the risk is worth it.

Bryant is super-athletic and he's gotten much more aggressive over the past couple years playing for Tumwater on both sides of the ball.

Word is that he has shown a great work-ethic as far as getting in the weight room and working on his technique.

Because of his outstanding athleticism and quickness, Bryant is tough to block one-on-one and since he runs so well, he's also a solid basketball player as well, he can pursue players down the field and close well on the quarterback when he gets into the backfield.

Things to work on: As noted above, Bryant really needs to get stronger. He really hadn't lifted seriously until this winter. His high school coaches have hounded him about getting serious about things in that area and he's reportedly taken it to heart and has been lifting four days a week.

Also, for a young man his size, he should dominate the line of scrimmage more, but his coaches have noted that he's been coming along in that department as well.

If he continues to progress in the weight room and figures out how to use his size to his advantage better, he could be unstoppable along the defensive side of the ball.

Where he fits: It's no secret that the Huskies need to add more bodies along the defensive line and Bryant could play, depending on how much weight he's able to put on, inside or outside in Washington's 3-4 scheme.

I expect that Bryant will be asked to play mostly inside once he's been in the system for a couple of years. His quickness and athleticism are rare for a guy his size and he could really cause problems as a three-technique (pass-rushing) defensive tackle.

Bryant is actually a taller version of current reshirt freshman Taniela Tupou -- someone who has the speed and athleticism to play outside, but has the size to move inside as well.

He is a player who, if you could ask the coaches, that the Husky staff hopes won't need to see the field until his redshirt sophomore season.

At that point, you could be looking at a three-year starter and a player with the ability to receive All-Pac 12 consideration.

Effect of commitment on 2013 class?: Washington's 2013 class, if you go just by the raw numbers, looks to be on the smaller side -- somewhere between 15 and 20 players -- so it's unclear really how many players the Huskies will take.

That being said, the Huskies really have their eyes on at least three defensive linemen who can play tackle or end and then supplementing them with three or four more players at linebacker who can play defensive end or be stand-up pass-rushers like Josh Shirley or Corey Waller.

Bryant fits into that versatile mold where the coaches can use him almost anywhere along the line.

As a junior in 2011, Bryant racked up over 50 tackles to go along with five sacks and three forced fumbles, while helping to lead his team to the state playoffs before losing to state runner-up Archbishop Murphy.

Bryant told he plans to be at Washington's Spring Game and Junior Day this coming weekend and he will likely be helping to recruit other players to join him in the class.

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