ScoutSouth.com: Bryan Steele

Bryan Steel recorded huge numbers the past two years as a free safety for the Cullman Bearcats, but he will switch sides of the ball to play his senior season at quarterback. Steele has college recruiters watching him closely as he readies himself for the transition.

Bryan Steele caught the attention of college coaches around the south with his talented play at safety, and now he will try to show them another side of his game as he makes the switch to quarterback.

"We started spring practice yesterday, and I thought we looked pretty good for our first day," Steele said from his home in Cullman, Ala.

"I am very comfortable with the switch to quarterback. I have always played quarterback, until I moved here, and it is the position I like to play. I hope I can show recruiters that I am more than a safety," Steele said.

"I went to Atlanta to a combine last Saturday, and I did pretty well, I believe. I ran a 4.63 40-yard dash, a 4.39 shuttle, my vertical jump was 34 inches, and I threw the power ball 37 inches."

"I was invited to go to the combine in Athens, (Ga.) a little later, and I am looking forward to that."

"I went down to Auburn a couple weeks ago to their Junior Day, and I enjoyed that. When we arrived they showed us around campus, and we toured the weight room. We met the coaches and talked to them as a group. It was nice. I could see myself going to Auburn."

"I do not have any offers, but I'm still hearing from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn, Southern Miss, UAB, Memphis and Louisville."

"Ole Miss has been by the school a few times, and I have met all the coaches. They send me a lot of mail, and they have invited me over to their senior camp. I would say they are recruiting me the hardest, along with Alabama and Mississippi State."

"I have invitations to attend camps at Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, Southern Miss and Memphis. I plan on trying to make as many of the senior camps as I possibly can. I have also been invited to Mississippi State's spring game, which I plan to attend."

Steele admits he would like an opportunity to play quarterback at the next level, if he proves himself during his senior season.

"I think everyone is looking at me as a safety since I had a couple of good years there, but I hope to change some minds at the combines and camps. I have always loved playing quarterback, and I think I'm a better quarterback than I am a safety," Steele concluded.

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