- Brandon Chatmon, ESPN Staff Writer
Oklahoma’s foray into Florida continues.
The Sooners are in hot pursuit of running back Greg Bryant Jr. (Delray Beach, Fla./Armerican Heritage-Boca-Delray), widely regarded as one of the top junior running back prospects. The Sooners signed three recruits from Florida in the class of 2012 and already have offered four other Florida prospects in the class of 2013.
“My son is really loving Oklahoma,” said Greg Bryant Sr., Bryant’s father. “I talk to him a lot about different schools, and he doesn’t know where he wants to go, but he definitely likes Oklahoma.
“A lot of people would like to see him go other places, but he’s stuck on Oklahoma.”
Running backs coach Cale Gundy has made an early impression on the Bryant family.
“I think the reason he likes Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s recruiting [approach] is very humble,” Bryant Sr., said. “Coach [Gundy] has done a good job in not overwhelming him.”
The Sooners are standing out to Bryant -- who holds offers from OU, Florida State, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Alabama and others -- even though he grew up in the Sunshine State, surrounded by three of college football’s top programs at Florida State, Miami and Florida.
“We were riding in the truck one day and he was like, everybody is sleeping on Oklahoma,” Bryant Sr. said. “They just don’t know, they don’t know the history, everybody is talking about other schools.
“He hasn’t mentioned another college in that manner.”
Bryant, 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, has the size and versatility to be an every-down back for the Sooners.
Bryant Sr., doesn’t expect his son to commit anytime soon and believes his son will take all five official visits.
“We’re definitely coming to Oklahoma for an official visit,” Bryant Sr. said, while noting it is unlikely they will make it to Norman for an unofficial visit beforehand.
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