With defensive tackles growing on trees in the state of Texas in the Class of 2005, one player that seems to get overlooked a little bit is Trey Bryant of Richardson (Texas) Berkner.
However, the 6-foot-2, 308-pound Bryant already has a scholarship offer from Baylor and isn’t being overlooked by other schools. He is also getting attention from Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M, Colorado, Kansas State, LSU, SMU and TCU.
“I’m a physical defensive tackle,” Bryant, who has a 4.98-second time in the 40-yard dash and a 330-pound bench-press, said. “I’m also quick, fast and I find a way to the ball when it’s snapped.”
Bryant recorded 21 solo tackles, 37 assists, five tackles for a loss, seven sacks and one fumble recovery – despite getting double-teamed on almost every single play.
Bryant earned all-city, all-district honors during his sophomore and junior seasons. He was named district sophomore of the year in 2002.
So what will be the keys when it comes time to make a decision?
“I want a school with good academics,” Bryant, who has a 3.0 grade-point average, said. “I also want to be at a school that’s in a community that supports its team. Then a team with good overall athletics will be important.”
Bryant said the toughest player that he faced last year was Jerod Butler, a star offensive guard recruit from Allen, Texas.