Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Major is one more Shrine Bowl surprise

Greensboro Dudley LB Major Bryant wasn’t the biggest or fastest guy on the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team last week, but Saturday, he was one of the more effective. He finished with five tackles, including a 14-yard sack, and also recovered the key SC fumble near the end of the game.

I talked with Bryant earlier in the week, and, at 6-feet and just over 200 pounds, he felt like he had to have a strong set of Shrine practices and a productive game to increase his recruiting profile.

A number of schools have shown interest in Bryant from time to time, but he said Marshall is the only Division I program to offer so far. There was some worry about his grades, but he said they are shaping up fine. He would love to hear more from area schools, N.C. State in particular.

It may happen after his strong week down in Spartanburg. He has 4.6 speed in the 40 and a good nose for the ball, and if he doesn’t get much bigger, might be a strong safety at the next level.

--Stan Olson

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