Bryants talks Husky camp, future

One of Washington's earliest commitments, Tumwater (Wa.) DL/OL Jaimie Bryant, took in a day at the Rising Stars camp a couple of weeks ago and he spoke with recently about what he's been up to this summer so far and what he spoke to the Husky coaches about when he was on campus...

"It was a good time. There was a lot of great competition out on the field, so you had to bring it every rep," Bryant told "I learned a lot of different things the coaches want me to work on, different moves, stuff like that. I know I have a lot to work on."

The Rising Stars camp was only the second camp that Bryant had ever attended, other than his team camp, so to say he felt much more comfortable there as opposed to how he felt at the NFTC in Oregon is an understatement.

"Honestly, I was a little overwhelmed (at the Nike camp)," Bryant admitted. "That camp was the first time I had ever done anything like that. Some of the drills they had me doing, I didn't know what I was doing, so I was thinking a lot and some of the guys I was facing were way better than what I was used to.

"At (the Rising Stars camp) I felt a lot more comfortable," Bryant said. "The coaches were working with me individually and I know more of the guys, plus I had seen some of the stuff before, so it was easier for me and I felt a lot more comfortable.

"I felt I did pretty well, but you always have a lot of stuff to work on."

That includes getting stronger and in better shape and that's something that Bryant has been doing, both in the weight room and in his summer job.

"I'm bucking hay five days a week right now at a friend's ranch and I'm working out with my team four days a week," Bryant said. "Right now I'm repping 225 pounds 13 to 15 times a set, so I've gotten a lot stronger, even from just this spring.

"I'm also losing weight too. I'm down to 255. I was 265 at the end of the winter, so I've lost some and I'm getting leaner so that's been good. I think that will help me a lot this year and as I get ready to head to Washington."

Bryant said during the spring several schools dropped by to see him, but that none have offered.

"I think everyone knows I want to be a Husky so they sorta just stopped trying to convince me to look at different schools," Bryant said. "There were a few schools that wanted to offer, but none of them did."

Bryant said when he sat down with the coaches at the Rising Stars camp, they reiterated what he needed to work on and where they plan to start him out once he arrives.

"Defensive line for sure and it looks like inside is where they want me," Bryant said. "I'm willing to play wherever they want me, but I love defense so that's what I'm focused on."

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.

We will continue to keep track of Bryant over the next several months and into the season and we will update things down the road on his progress.

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