Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sooners decommit Greg Bryant talks UGA
By Radi Nabulsi
ESPN 150 running back Greg Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage-Boca Delray) decommitted from Oklahoma on Monday night and wasted little time renewing contacts with a couple of schools that would be closer to home for the nation’s No. 2 tailback.
“I talked to Georgia and South Carolina today,” he said. “That is about it.”
The four-star tailback would be a big catch for the Bulldogs, who do not have a running back committed in the 2013 class.
“I actually -- like 30 seconds ago -- just got of the phone with one of the Georgia coaches," Bryant said. "That was Coach [Bryan] McClendon. He wanted to get in touch with me and I got his number and I called him.”
McClendon spoke with Bryant about the offense and opportunity in Athens, Ga.
“I think it is a nice place,” Bryant said. “I haven’t been up there in a while but it is a nice place and they run the pro-style offense. As of right now I am looking at Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn."
The decommitment of the No. 30 prospect in the country was a blow to the Sooners, but Bryant says it had more to do with location and less to do with Oklahoma.
“I decommitted because I want to play in the SEC and stay in the South so it would be easier for my family to come to the games and be close to me,” Bryant said. “I am still considering Oklahoma. I just decommitted, but I am still considering them and they are still in the running.”