Junior to Watch: Joseph "Red" Bryant
School: Jasper, Texas
Position: Defensive Tackle
Size and speed: Joseph "Red" Bryant is 6–foot-4 and 285 pounds. He has a 40-yard dash time of 5.0 seconds.
Statistics: He had 94 total tackles (10 of which were sacks), approximately 30 quarterback hurries, 15 pass knockdowns, lots of fumble recoveries (one of which went for a touchdown), and he had no idea how many tackles for loss he had.
Honors: He was named first team all-district, and he was named to the Super Golden Team for the Golden Triangle Area.
Favorite Schools: He has offers from Louisiana State, Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Oklahoma State.
He is also hearing from Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Duke, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Penn State, Tennessee, Miami, Florida and others.
At this time Texas is recruiting the hardest, and he has no favorite.
If he could make his official visits today, he would go to:
Texas A&M: "The game atmosphere is great, and I felt at home there when I visited, so I could see myself fitting in there."
Texas: "They have good coaches and a good program, which makes for a dedicated team."
LSU: "They have a good program and a good atmosphere. They play my type of basketball."
Florida: "Watching their great players of the past makes you want to go there."
Notre Dame: "The way they never give up, even when they're being blown out, tells you that they have a good coaching staff."
Skinny: "My dedication and desire to win are my strong points. I am always looking to improve. I have good quick feet, good hand work, and I play big inside."
He described himself as a dedicated, hard working in the trenches player and compared his style of play to Warren Sapp of the Tampa Bay Buchaneers.
"Distance will not be a factor, as I am looking for good academics and a place where I feel at home."
He has attended camps at Houston and the Nike camp at Texas A&M.
He has not decided which ones he will attend this summer.
His dream school would probably be Florida State, if he had to narrow it to one, though he said, "I really can't say, cause there's too many schools that I really like to name just one."
He's undecided on a major and has set his sports goals as obtaining all-state honors and a state championship.
He said his toughest opposing player was the guard and tackle from Forest Brooks High School in Houston.
He plays center in basketball and is receiving some interest from smaller schools to play basketball.