Originally, Swedesboro (N.J.) Kingsway Regional wide receiver Dorien Bryant wanted to get his commitment out of the way early so he could focus on his senior season. However, it looks like the battle for the 5-foot-10, 165-pound speedster will rage on into January.
"That was the plan, but now I'm going to take my time," said Bryant of his intention on making an early decision. "I have two official visits set up and I know I'll take at least one more as well."
Bryant, who has 650 yards and 11 touchdowns in three games this year as a tailback, will visit Boston College on Dec. 6, Tennessee on Dec. 13 and will take a trip to NC State sometime in January.
"I might also visit Purdue during the season, maybe on Nov. 8, and I also might take an official to either Michigan, Notre Dame or Penn State."
And what does he like about each of his favorites?
"Boston College is close to home and I feel really comfortable with the coaches and players there. They are my leader, but it's still close," he said. "Tennessee is big-time football and I liked it down there when I visited this summer. I'm concerned about the academics a bit so I want to ask some questions on my visit. NC State is a really nice place and the coaches are building something great there. Purdue likes to throw the ball a lot and that's perfect for a wide receiver. They're not doing too well this season, but they'll come around. Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State are all great programs and are off to pretty good starts."
So when will a decision come?
"It looks like January now," he said. "I'll focus on my season for now and then start looking at schools more carefully. I might take a few unofficial visits soon as well."