Oklahoma received a dose of bad news on the recruiting trail Monday night when Delray Beach, Florida running back Greg Bryant officially de-committed from the Sooners. Bryant is one of the top ranked running back recruits in the country and had been the top rated player in OU’s 2013 class.
Bryant told Oklahoma coaches back on April 1st he planned to be a Sooner but rumors had been floating in recruiting circles about his level of commitment after he visited both Auburn and South Carolina following his visit to Norman.
His dad confirmed to Rivals on Monday night his son wanted to play in the SEC with Auburn and South Carolina indeed being the leading candidate for his services.
Bryant rushed for over 2100 yards as a junior last season and holds offers from nearly every major program in the southeast including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Auburn, LSU and Clemson among others.
While the loss is a big one for Oklahoma, the Sooners still have a solid class with six months to go until signing day on February 6th. This current list of commitments also includes Keith Ford, another highly ranked running back from Cypress, Texas who some believe is every bit as good as Bryant.
Oklahoma also holds a commitment from quarterback Cody Thomas who like Bryant and Ford, is one of the top ranked players in the country at his position. So while the loss of Bryant might sting some OU fans for a while, the Sooners still look to be in great shape with their 2013 class with plenty of time to make up for the loss.