Top College Football Recruit and All-American Greg Bryant Switched from WR to RB During High School
Greg Bryant started his high school career as a 5-foot 10, 197 pound wide receiver, but now he is an US Army All-American running back.
Bryant was on the varsity squad as a 7th grader and started as an eighth grader, but probably never thought he’d be an All-American one day.
No one from American Heritage School of Delray Beach has ever been an All-American, but Bryant wants to change that.
“It means a lot to me, but also to our school, coaches, and staff,” Bryant said. “I’m the first All-American here, but hopefully not the last. I’m trying to pave our path for the younger players coming up.”
Bryant’s father is the defensive line coach on his team and was a lineman at Northern Illinois in college; his father has helped his football IQ as well as his muscle mass.
“My dad helps me a lot,” the younger Bryant said. “He is more like a brother than a dad. When I come home from school we lift weights and work on everything to make me the best football player I can be not just the best running back. ”
The duos work together payed off with a Class 3A state title last year. Bryant had a pretty good game to say the least; he ran for 243 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.
Bryant remarked about his All-American selection: “it’s a blessing to get the jersey. This is something I’ve always dreamed of and now my dreams are becoming a reality.”
The Delray Beach Stallions are off to a 6-0 start this year behind Bryant’s 714 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. Bryant is needless to say a high level college prospect after his remarkable high school football career. He had committed to Oklahoma , but backed off and decided to see some other schools before making a final decision. Schools currently vying for Bryant include: Auburn, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Florida State.
“I’m looking forward to competing and showing what type of back I am,” Bryant said. “It will also be nice to get out of Delray Beach for a few days and see something new.”
Whoever lands Bryant will be getting a versatile football player and a student of the game. The switch to running back turned out to be a good call by Bryant and he deserves recognition for the last season and a half that he has put together.