Junior linebacker Larenz Bryant of Charlotte (N.C.) Vance athlete received early offers from South Carolina and Illinois and hopes to see more offers soon. In the meantime he hopes to take several visits as he gathers information about each of his top schools.
"Recruiting has picked up, I got letters from 20 different schools today," said Bryant. "North Carolina, South Carolina and NC State have all called and talked about giving me tickets to their games."
Bryant plays both linebacker and running back for his high school team, but where does he see himself at the next level?
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"Most schools are looking at me for running back," said Bryant. "Illinois and South Carolina said they are not sure what they want me to play. I would prefer to play linebacker."
With all of this interest coming his way, Bryant will try to stay busy with visits.
"I visited Virginia Tech, but I didn't get a real good look at the campus so I would like to visit there again," said Bryant. "I Also want to check out Georgia, Virginia, Clemson and I plan on visiting South Carolina again for the South Carolina-Florida game."
Bryant also listed Alabama, Penn State, Notre Dame, and Georgia as schools he is hoping to receive scholarships from soon.
On the football field, the 6-foot-1, 203-pound athlete is optimistic that he and his teammates can turn around their season. He says he is playing well but his team has a losing record so he is hoping to change that. His personal goal is to surpass last year's stats and rush for 25 touchdowns and 2000 yards.