NCF On The Trail: Keith Bryant

Keith Bryant selects Florida State 

February, 6, 2013
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video Keith Bryant's (Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community) recruitment is finally over. After being committed to Miami for some time during this cycle, it turns out he's staying in the same state, but not with the Hurricanes.

Florida State and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins won out in the end as Bryant chose the Seminoles over Miami, South Carolina and Southern Cal. The four-star prospect is ranked by ESPN as the No. 135 player in the country for the Class of 2013.

What is the impact of Bryant's decision?


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NSD TV announcement schedule

January, 31, 2013
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National signing day is just around the corner on Feb. 6. That day, a number of the nation’s top football recruits will announce their college destinations and 18 ESPN 300 prospects are scheduled to do so on ESPNU.

Below is the full schedule of announcements on ESPNU, which kicks off with the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect, Robert Nkemdiche, making his long-awaited decision at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Note: All times are Eastern

Signing day primer: Florida State 

January, 23, 2013
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Who is leaving: Florida State is losing three top-flight defensive ends to the NFL draft this season, led by draft-eligible junior Bjoern Werner. Senior Tank Carradine's stock would have been much higher if not for a late knee injury in the regular season finale against Florida. Brandon Jenkins, who was lost for most of the 2012 season because of a foot injury, will also be heading to the pros.

The offensive line only loses one player, junior Menelik Watson, but it is a big one. He's likely to go in the first couple of rounds and had a major impact for Florida State in just one season.

Xavier Rhodes is the lone corner departing, but it's also a big one. Aside from Rhodes, the secondary will return largely intact.


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Huge recruiting weekend at Miami 

January, 18, 2013
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Miami is looking to close strong, and despite some disappointing recruiting news earlier in the week, there is plenty for the Hurricanes staff to be optimistic about going in this weekend.


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Visits help ESPN 150 DT Keith Bryant 

January, 16, 2013
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ESPN 150 defensive tackle Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic) has his top two schools.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound senior said his parents’ input would impact his decision, which is why he thinks it’s important for them to see each campus.

Bryant, with parents in tow, visited the first of those schools over the past weekend.

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The departure of Florida State's Mark Stoops to Kentucky had a direct impact on one of the top remaining prospects on the board for the Class of 2013.

Four-star defensive tackle Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic), a Miami (Fla) commitment, has been watching the Seminoles closely down the stretch and recently took a visit to Tallahassee for the Florida-Florida State game.

Talking to the coaches was a highlight, including the new Kentucky head man.

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ESPN 150 defensive tackle Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community) told ESPN he received his latest offer — from Penn State — last week and grabbed another from Nebraska on Aug. 1.

Bryant, a Miami (Fla.) commit, said he's still looking around and will not decide on his official visits until late September. His top-5 includes Miami (Fla.), Florida State, Purdue, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

"Penn State said they were going to offer me since the spring when they saw me ripping it up," he said. "But, Nebraska, I was surprised about Nebraska because I didn't hear from them for a month."

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The first day of the USC Rising Stars Camp is in the books and, as expected, there was plenty of elite talent on display.

The marquee group was the secondary with a pair of top safety recruits in USC verbal Su'a Cravens (Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta) and Max Redfield (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo). Cravens posted a Twitter update (@CravenTDs_21) after the camp which said, “Sky patrol was on lock today at the SC camp! Me and Max Redfield was goin to work!”

Another player with a USC offer, cornerback Jalen Ramsey (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) made a return visit to the USC campus for the camp after having already taken an unofficial visit earlier this month. Encino (Calif.) Crespi safety Tyler Foreman was also in attendance.

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Bryant visits UGA, earns offer 

March, 4, 2012
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Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.) defensive tackle Keith Bryant visited Georgia for its junior day this weekend and left the Athens campus with an offer.

"I was offered by Coach [Mark] Richt in his office on Saturday," Bryant said. "I spent a lot of time with Coach Richt as well as Coach [Rodney] Garner and Coach [Kirk] Olivadotti.

"I really enjoyed the whole visit. I liked the campus and the facilities there. Everything was real nice. The coaches were very interested in me and they love my game so that felt good."

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Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic class of 2013 defensive tackle Keith Bryant committed to Miami after visiting the program for a junior day event Sunday.

After participating in the Under Armour Combine, Bryant had suggested that Miami was aggressively recruiting him.

"They were really showing me a lot of love with a ton of letters leading up to me visiting today," Bryant said. "I felt like the coaching staff and the players were really buying it."

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