Four-star defensive tackle Keith Bryant is having a busy fall and recently received some good news as he was added to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster.
Bryant said, "I believed I deserved this. I worked hard. My parents and my brother pushed me for it. But my brother he stayed on me the most and I appreciate him for that."
Now that he has earned All-American status he is focused on the playoffs and recruiting. His team is 7-2 and wraps up the regular season tonight against Jupiter (Fla.).
On the recruiting front, Bryant committed to the hometown Hurricanes in January and went on record to say he is "pretty solid" to The U.
He took an official visit to Purdue earlier this season and unofficially visited South Carolina. In addition to those schools, Florida State and Oklahoma are still actively recruiting him.
One school that stuck out was his trip to South Carolina for the Gamecocks 35-7 thrashing of the Bulldogs. Bryant noted, "My favorite trip was to Columbia. The audience, the crowd was so live. Everyone was so into the game and they beat Georgia."
The 6-foot-3, 306-pound defender has high hopes for his arrival in Coral Gables. "I feel that I can turn the defense around. I'm going to make big changes at Miami."
Bryant is trying to actively recruit other players from the Palm Beach County area to commit to Miami and he plans on doing the same when he heads to San Antonio for the Army game.
Miami's depth chart stands out to Bryant and he can see himself starting early. He isn't shy of competition and feels he has what it takes to be an immediate contributor on defense.
When asked if Miami fans should have anything to worry about?
Bryant replied, "The two schools that are neck and neck, are Florida State and Miami."
The X-Factor could be the possibility of the Seminoles offering teammate Brisly Estime. Bryant stated, "The thing that would make me flip is if Florida State offers Estime. "
Estime camped at Miami last summer, but didn't pick up an offer.
Bryant added, "He has been doing great this year taking kick returns back against Dwyer and everyone else. I think FSU will jump the gun and offer before Miami does."