As perhaps the top player on one of the state's best teams, athlete Jamar Bryant has received plenty of attention this year. He has offers from schools all over the country, but he might not leave the state for college.
Bryant, a 6-foot-3, 193-pound quarterback for Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond County runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and should play either wide receiver or defensive back in college. Who is his leader?
"I'm leaning towards NC State," said Bryant. "They're close to home and I think they're building something special. They may have taken a small step back early this year, but you can tell how much better they've gotten. They're much more athletic and are better coached than just about everyone they play, and they're only going to get better. I like how they spread the field and keep teams off balance on offense, and I like their aggressiveness on defense."
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Who trails the Pack for Bryant?
"Michigan, Clemson and North Carolina are the other places I'm seriously considering," he said. "I'm visiting Clemson on January 9th and I'd like to set up some others."
In addition to offers from all those schools, Bryant has scholarships from Nebraska, Virginia and Georgia, amongst others. Through eight games Bryant has led Richmond County to an 8-0 record. He has passed for 760 yards and nine touchdowns, while rushing for 400 yards and five scores.