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James Bryant sets remaining visits

Reading, Pa. linebacker James Bryant has scheduled his remaining four official visits. So who will host the No. 55 player in the country?
I've already been to Pitt and my visit went great. I was hosted by my brother. I hung out with Andrew Johnson and Anthony Morelli. I had a great time and I am really comfortable at Pitt," said the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder. "I have a visit this weekend with Miami, then I go to Florida on Jan. 9, Ohio State on Jan. 16 and Maryland on Jan. 30. I'll make my decision after those trips."
Bryant, who finished the season with 87 tackles (39 solo), two interceptions and two sacks, breaks down each school.
Pitt - "My brother plays there. They have received verbals from one of the top running backs and one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. They need two defensive stars to go along with those offensive studs. I could be one of those defensive guys. We could be the most dominant freshman class in the country next year. I am very familiar and comfortable at Pitt."
Ohio State - "I would have a real opportunity to go in and play early. I like the way they utilize the linebackers in their defensive scheme. I would have an opportunity to make checks and reads in that defense and show the nation how great a linebacker I can be."
Miami - "They are losing two very good linebackers. They are always in the title picture and I feel that I could help soften the loss of those two 'backers."
Florida - "A very young team that started 14 freshman this season. I feel I could step in and provide skill and leadership and help lead Florida back to a national championship."
Maryland - "They have some linebacker issues. I would love to play alongside Wes Jefferson. I was runner-up to him at the Penn State Nike Camp last year. They have a good front four and linebackers always love that."
Bryant knows what he wants in a school...
"I want to go somewhere that I can receive the recognition I deserve. I want to feel comfortable so I can just focus on football, academics, and making my mom proud. I do this for her."
And does he have a leader?
"I don't have a leader. I am wide open. I know all of the schools that I am listing can provide for me academically. I want to go somewhere that I can show the country what my talent is all about."
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