JUCO Safety Has Two Early Offers

An emerging star amoung JUCO safety prospects so far this spring has been Mt. San Antonio's Joey Bryant (6-1, 185). With two early offers, schools have started to stand up and take notice of what the talented defensive back can do on the football field and he updated JCFootball.com recently about where things stand on the recruiting front...

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Joseph Bryant
Mt. San Antonio (Calif.)
  • S
  • 6'1"
  • 185

"I have two offers right now -- Idaho and Georgia State," Bryant acknowledged. "Michigan State, San Jose State, UTEP, Stoney Brook, Texas A&M Commerce and UCLA have all been in touch with me as well, so I have some other schools interested in me."

As a freshman with the Mounties last season, Bryant played both safety spots and performed quite well, posting 43 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, two interceptions, six pass breakups and one blocked field goal.

"I can do both -- cover And hit," Bryant said matter-of-factly. "I feel most comfortable in press-coverage and play off (coverage) as well. I prefer press-coverage. That's one of my strong points."

While he's solid when the ball is in the air and in coverage, he said he still has plenty of things to work on.

"I am working a lot on route progression reads in the film room and also reading offensive linemen to read whether it's pass or run."

As a prep, Bryant enjoyed a solid career at St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, but he was unable to qualify, so he decided to head to Mt. San Antonio, due to several factors.

"The Polynesian coaches were a determining factor," Bryant noted. "They were willing to work with me even though I showed up out of nowhere.

"I knew a guy from Hawaiii who was playing (for the Mounties) and he told me to come because he knew the coaches might like me."

Bryant is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in the winter and he will have three years to play two following the completion of the 2015 football season.

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