The two-year absence caught up with him, but after spending 2005 slowly working himself back into football playing shape, Bryant is poised for a 2006 season that he hopes will lead him into major college football.
"I'm not hearing from a whole lot of schools right now. I'm just kind of doing the spring camps and then waiting until the season is over," said Bryant.
The JCFootball.com Combine next May is one of his destinations.
As he worked his way back last season, a nagging hamstring injury cost him much of the year. In limited action, he had an interception, a forced fumble and a recovery.
Now healthy, Bryant is hoping to put forth a strong sophomore season.
"I sat out a while, and I wasn't all game ready. Now I'm working out and getting ready to play again. I love football and I'll go anywhere that I can play," said Bryant.
Slated to play cornerback, Bryant said he could move to safety, but his heart is lining up across from receivers.
Bryant hopes to continue his playing career in the Pac-10, with Washington, Oregon, Oregon State and UCLA some of the schools he has interest in. And if either of the two home-state schools show interest, Nevada or UNLV, Bryant said he is not opposed to returning home.
He will finish his A.A. in May and be eligible for three years to play two, starting the fall of 2007.