Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage four-star running back Greg Bryant backed off his commitment to Oklahoma on Monday. The decision to part ways with the Sooners has been one that Bryant has been considering for some time.
"It has just been something that has been on my mind for a while," Bryant said. "I just finally did it. I want to play in the SEC."
The 5-foot-11, 197-pound back contacted Bob Stoops and his staff to notify them of his change of heart.
"It was tough to call Oklahoma," Bryant said. "Me and my dad made that phone call. They sounded pretty upset at the end."
The Rivals100 running back has now turned his attention to a trio of schools in the Southeast.
"I am looking at Auburn, South Carolina, and Georgia," Bryant said.
Bryant has previously visited each of his three current favorites. He talked a bit about what has them standing out at this time.
Auburn: "I like a lot of things about Auburn. I like the environment there."
South Carolina: "I like how they run the ball a lot. It is close to home."
Georgia: "When I went up there a long time ago, I really liked their facilities and everything they have got."
With his name now back on the market, Bryant intends to hit the road a couple times in the coming weeks to check out one of those favorites.
"I might go up to Auburn next week," Bryant said. "I know right now I am taking an official visit to Auburn as well. I don't know when, but I know I will."
Bryant mentioned visits to his other two favorites during the season are also likely.
With so much attention being given to Auburn, is it fair to say the Tigers lead for the South Florida prospect?
"Kind of," Bryant said. "I don't know yet."
"I am just going to chill on it right now," Bryant added. "It (my decision) will probably happen after the season."
As a junior, Bryant rushed for 2,180 yards on 224 carries and scored 25 rushing touchdowns. He also had nine receptions for 272 yards and two more touchdowns.
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