Larenz Bryant (6'1/215) of Vance High School in Charlotte, N.C. is one of the hottest prospects in the state. After a huge junior season, schools are aggressively pursuing the star linebacker.
"My last offer was from Georgia," said Bryant. "Right now, Alabama is recruiting me the hardest. They told me that the like my tape and my size. They have not offered me yet, but want me to come to camp this summer."
Bryant is up to 11 offers. Along with Georgia, Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Illinois, Georgia Tech, and East Carolina have offered. Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, and Michigan are also showing serious interest in the talented junior.
"Of all the schools that have offered, N.C. State and Clemson are recruiting me the hardest," he said.
Bryant was in Raleigh a few weekends ago for the Wolfpack's junior day and enjoyed the trip.
"It was fun; it was my first time going up there," he said. "I really enjoyed the food. I also got to see the training room and weight room. Everything was really nice."
The Cougars' linebacker has met many coaches, but one coach from Clemson has really made an impression.
"I have a great relationship with Danny Pearman," he said. "I am in contact with him a lot."
Bryant plans to camp at several places this summer.
"I am going to South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, and maybe Alabama," said Bryant.
He is putting together a timetable for a decision and knows what will be important when he chooses a school.
"I will probably narrow my list down before the season starts," he said "I am looking for a school with a good communications program. The environment and the people at the school will also be important. I will probably make my decision during the season."
During his junior season, Bryant had 144 tackles and rushed for 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns. He bench presses 275 pounds, squats 440, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds.