TE Bryan talks Shrine Bowl, recruiting

Wilmington (N.C.) New Hanover tight end George Bryan participated in the Shrine Bowl over the weekend. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder had a good experience and felt he learned a lot over the past week.
"I thought the game was a really good experience," he said. "It was awesome to be around the kids and do it for such a great cause. I liked it a lot.
"For me, it was a great opportunity to play with the best people from North Carolina and South Carolina. I thought in the game I played pretty well. I felt like I really showed I can block a lot better than some coaches thought."
As far as recruiting is going, the three-star prospect maintains he's committed to North Carolina State at this time.
"Right now I'm still 100% to NC State, but like I've told everybody else I want a backup plan just in case things don't work out," he said. "I like the campus and atmosphere there. The fans support you whether you're winning or losing and they have great facilities."
Bryan went on to talk about the Wolfpack's new hire, head coach Tom O'Brien.
"I hadn't had much time to talk to him so far, but from what I've heard he is a great guy," he said. "He just seems like he's always around winning programs and knows how to turn things around."
Meanwhile, the No. 32 tight end in the country plans to take at least one other visit.
"I'm going to take a visit to NC State and one to Clemson," he said. "I haven't decided on any other schools. Basically I chose Clemson because I want to go down there and check it out."