2020 OL Bryant Thriving In The Midst Of Adversity

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Denzel Bryant

Offensive Guard/Center
Homewood Flossmoor
Flossmoor, IL
GPA: 2.90/4.00
Commitment status: Undecided
Twitter: @denzel_bryant
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 290 lbs
Class: 2020

LPI: What schools have offered you and what other schools are showing serious interest in you?

DB: So far I have not received any offers. A lot of coaches have been following me on Twitter and have reached out to me saying that they are watching me and will be evaluating my junior film. A few of the schools that have reached out to me are Western Michigan, Cincinnati, UMASS, Lindenwood, Southeast Missouri State and University of Mary.

LPI: Do you have any visits set or have you visited anywhere recently?

DB: I was only able to schedule game day visits to Cincinnati and Western Michigan University. My team schedule is too busy during the season on Saturday mornings, plus that’s my day for recovery training with my personal trainer. I definitely hope to get on the road and travel to other schools after the season.

LPI: Do you play any other sports during the offseason?

DB: No I do not. I choose to be 100 % committed to being a leader in our off season weight training. In addition, I also have an extensive regimen to work on my craft.

LPI: Was there a game, showcase or just a day in general where you realized that you could play at the next level?

DB: No, there wasn’t a showcase or game where I realized I could play at the next level. It’s been my mindset since I was young, hour after hour, workout after workout. I’ve been through a lot that motivates me to succeed. I lost my Mom to Cancer & big brother in a car crash all in 2015. So football is the thing that gets me up in the morning and drives me to succeed.

LPI: What should college coaches that recruit you know about you whether it be on or off the field?

DB: Recruiters should know that I don’t mind hard work. Matter of fact, I embrace it. I believe that the grind is what really shapes you to be the kind of leader that leaves it all on the field. Linemen do not need all the attention and hype. We work in the weight room and then meet at the sled. You might not see how and when I train, just know that you will see me battle in the trenches for my team.

LPI: What are you looking for in a program to continue your football career at?

DB: I’m looking for a program that is going to challenge me both as a student and athlete. I want the program to demand a competitive mindset not only on the field, but in the class room as well.

LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?


Mike Ford – He and I have been on the line in the trenches since like 1st grade. He is a bull that has a competitive edge and will bury you in the dirt.

Malik Jones – Is a young gun that’s only a freshman, but competes and has earned his spot. I believe he has so much more to offer over the next 3 years.

Lavoise McCoy – A ball hawk and lays wood like a lumber jack. He has clamped up some of the top WR in 8A.

Gerell Jackson – Is a beast. He has had like 4 pick sixes and even at his size when he lowers the boom its lights out.

Kassyus Kurns – A lock down corner that is not afraid of anyone. He is fast and talented at reading WR hips.

Caveon Harris – Is quick and splits right through double teams.

Charlie Brooks – Is a gym rat and plays like a boss on the D Line.

Jarod Thornton – A great guy and is extremely physical. He is has a quick first step and always brings energy at practice and games.