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Options continue to pour in for Bryant

Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic three-star defensive tackle Keith Bryant has eclipsed 20 offers with some of the more recent schools to enter the picture being the likes of North Carolina and Oklahoma. The Miami commitment admits that each new offer still gets his blood pumping.
"All of my offers are exciting to get because they don't have to offer me," Bryant said. "I am thankful for every one that I get. It is exciting that this school wants me to play for them."
While they are exciting, Bryant also admits that having so many options from schools spanning coast-to-coast has made recruiting stressful at times.
"It is hard," Bryant said. "It is what it is. I didn't think things were going to get this way. I thought it was going to be Miami and that was it. I didn't think I was going to blow up this hard. My (older) brother had told me I was going to, but I didn't believe it.
"It is just a blessing," Bryant added. "I just feel really good that it has happened. My mom is proud, my dad is proud, and that is what matters to me. I just want to make my family proud."
Over the past couple months Bryant hit the road and checked out a number of schools including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and LSU.
He also was able to check out the Miami Hurricanes during their spring practices. While visiting the Hurricanes he was able to sit down and speak with head coach Al Golden as well as an assistant coach.
"It was a real good conversation," Bryant said. "I felt real comfortable. I was very comfortable down there with coach. I feel like I can talk to him and that he is someone I can trust. I felt comfortable down there, period."
The 6-foot-2, 311-pound defensive lineman talked about where his commitment stands with the Hurricanes as of today.
"It is still the same, my commitment is still the same, it hasn't changed," Bryant said. "They jumped on me first before anybody. They wanted me first. So why would I not want to be with the person that was there before anybody else."
While he remains firmly committed to the local ACC school, Bryant will likely hit the road for another tour of schools because of some advice he received from his mother.
"My mom is telling me to check out other things," Bryant said. "She just told me not to put all my eggs in one basket. I have to see what she really means by that, by taking all these visits.
"I don't know where I will visit," Bryant added. "To be honest, I just don't know. I just know that my mom wants to come on some official visits and check things out. I think I will probably take all of my officials."
Between now and when Bryant's recruitment concludes, he says his focus is just on getting better on the field while staying on-track off of it.
"I know I have to keep on the right track and stay positive and everything is going to work out," Bryant said.
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