ORLANDO, Fla. - Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage claimed the Class 3A State Championship over Madison (Fla.) Madison County due to a great offensive effort by junior running back Greg Bryant. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound back rushed for 243 yards on 39 carries and scored all three of his team's offensive touchdowns.
"It feels real good right now," Bryant said of winning a championship. "I have been waiting for this since last year when we lost."
A championship ring isn't the only reward Bryant's play has earned recently, as his offer list as grown exponentially as the season has progressed. He now holds offers from Alabama, Bowling Green, Duke, Florida, Florida International, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Marshall, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, and West Virginia. With so many options, and certainly more to come, it has overwhelmed Bryant a bit.
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"It is complicated," Bryant said. "All the schools and stuff. It still feels good to know that I am blessed to get things like that."
During his junior season Bryant didn't take any visits to check out schools. That will likely change in the coming weeks and months.
"I will take some visits," Bryant said. "I just don't know where yet."
Early on in the process, Bryant had Florida as his leader with Georgia slightly behind. He had visited both campuses over the summer months and they were amongst his first offers. With so many new suitors, he has changed his stance on his leaders some.
"It has changed a little," Bryant said. "Florida and Georgia, I still like them, but I like other programs too.
"I want to go check out Alabama, LSU, Florida, and Georgia," Bryant added. "They stand out the most. I am just keeping my eyes open."
Bryant, who shared no timeline for making a decision, knows what he wants in his future home.
"I want a school that runs the ball," Bryant said. "I want a school that I can feel like family to. I want to be able to play right away."
The Sunshine State star finished his junior season with 1973 yards on 189 carries and scored 24 rushing touchdowns.