After a bit of a rocky period late in the recruiting process due to a visit to Southern Miss, Brandon Bryant has signed his letter of intent, and he will be a Mississippi State Bulldog.
Playing at Rosa Fort, Bryant has had to be a bit of a do-it-all player for the Lions, and his versatility should help him out at the next level.
Newest Bulldog is 5-11, 194-pound safety Brandon Bryant from Tunica, Miss. (Rosa Fort HS). #HailState— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) February 5, 2014
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Defensive Back (Safety)
Rosa Fort High School - Tunica, Mississippi
Height - 6'1"
Weight - 195 lbs
PASSING- 15/38 257 YARDS 3 TD'S
RUSHING- 105/ 759 YARDS 9 TD'S
RECEIVING- 14/ 221 YARDS 3 TD'S
4 KICK RETURNS FOR TD'S
1 PUNT RETURN FOR TD
DEFENSE- 31 TACKLES 2 INT; 5 PASS DEFENSED 2 FORCED FUMBLES
PASSING- 43/84 563 YARDS 5 TD'S 2 INT'S
RUSHING- 101/ 700 YARDS 3 TD'S
DEFENSE- 15 TACKLES 2 SACKS 1 INT
Recruiting Service Ranking
247Sports - 3-star (#20 MS, #61 S), 87 Grade
Scout - 3-star (#67 S)
Rivals - 3-star (#8 MS, #34 S), 5.7 Grade
Mississippi State, Southern Miss
FWtCTrecruitings's Quick Thoughts
Playing at Rosa Fort High School, Bryant had to do a little bit of everything. This helps show that he has a good set of athletic skills that should help him with the move to the next level. The number of return touchdowns he had during his high school career is interesting. It makes one wonder if he could produce from that position early in his college career.
HIGH SCHOOL: A Mississippi High School Football Coaches Association First-Team Offense Class 4A selection as an athlete ... Made one of the biggest jumps on the Rivals.com board, going from an unranked safety to the No. 36 prospect during the 2013 campaign ... Rated as the No. 18 prospect in the state according to ESPN.com ... Named to the 2013 247Sports All-State All-Prospect Second-Team Defense as a defensive back ... As a senior, helped head coach Edwin Norwood and Rosa Fort to an 11-2 overall record and a 4A Region 2 title with a 5-0 mark ... Advanced to the third round of the MHSAA 4A state playoffs ... Anchor of a defensive unit that allowed just 16.4 points per game and posted one shutout ... In 2013, went 11-of-15 passing for 257 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions ... Added 117 carries for 896 yards and 10 touchdowns as well as 22 receptions for 339 yards and two touchdowns ... Selected as the MaxPreps Rosa Fort Offensive Player of the Year following the 2013 campaign after accounting for 1,112 all-purpose yards and 1,237 total yards ... On defense recorded 37 tackles, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), five pass breakups and one fumble forced ... Had one kickoff return for 91 yards and one touchdown ... Passed for 563 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 700 yards and three scores as a junior ... In 2012 season opener versus North Panola, rushed for 143 yards on 16 carries and threw a touchdown pass ... A high school teammate of current Bulldog Benardrick McKinney ... Uncle graduated from Mississippi State.