Swedesboro (N.J.) Kingsway Regional wide receiver Dorien Byrant could be the fastest player on the east coast. He's also flying through unofficial visits as quickly as he runs through a secondary. His latest visit was a good one.
"I really liked Tennessee," said the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder with sub 4.4-second speed in the 40-yard dash. "I had a good time down there and I'm going to go back for an official visit during my season."
Bryant has an offer from Tennessee as well as nearly 30 other programs from all around the country. His open field ability and blazing speed have some schools telling him he'll play right away. However, the level-headed star is considering more than just football when making his decision.
"It will really come down to where I feel the most comfortable," he said. "That's why official visits are important. Right now I would say I like Boston College and NC State the best with Tennessee right behind them."
And is there a leader between the Eagles and Wolfpack?
"Boston College, but only by a shade," he said. "I really like the area and the coaching staff is cool. I also have a really good feeling about being there and spending four or five years on that campus. I feel comfortable around everyone there, but I also liked NC State a lot as well."
So where to next?
"I go to Michigan in a couple weeks for an unofficial visit and I was hoping to get to Notre Dame but I won't have time," he said. "After Michigan, I'll set up official visits to BC, NC State and Tennessee and probably take a fourth to either Michigan, Illinois, Notre Dame or South Carolina. I like the coach at South Carolina, Dave DeGuglielmo, a lot so they're getting in there."
And decision time is when?
"Probably late September or October," he said. "Three of four officials during the season and a decision."