Just a couple weeks after hosting the top quarterback in the country (Max Browne), the Sooners will be hosting one of the top running backs. On Friday, Delray Beach (FL) 2013 running back Greg Bryant will be arriving in Norman for an unofficial visit. The trip will be Bryant's first to Oklahoma and he revealed on his Twitter account earlier in the week that it would actually be the first time he's ever been on an airplane.
Bryant, according to Rivals, is the fourth rated player at his position and the #23 overall player currently in the 2013 class. Among the impressive list of schools he currently holds offers from includes Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, USC, and West Virginia. Bryant has his choice of just about any top program in the country and has stated that distance will not necessarily play a role in his decision.
There are obviously a bunch of things to love about his film above, but if there is any single thing that stands out the most it's that an arm tackle definitely is not bringing this kid down. I lost track of how many he ran through in that 10+ minute clip. Bryant has exceptional leg drive which shows both in all those arm tackles he is running through as well as all the times you can see him moving the pile. He also has great vision which is evident in all those cut back runs he makes for big chunks of yards. He also reminds me of former Sooners RB Chris Brown in that he has a really good lean to his game and always gets you that extra yard or two falling forward as he's being taken down.
You only need to go back to when we first told you about Bryant to know how big a trip this is not only for OU but also for the immensely talented back. He's also coming to campus at a perfect time as the Sooners will be holding a practice Friday and what is expected to be a pretty competitive scrimmage Saturday, both of which he is expected to attend. Much like they did with Browne, expect Oklahoma to roll out the red carpet for Bryant. Even with a running back already committed, landing an elite national prospect like Bryant would be a big statement for this Oklahoma program. And it would only further enhance the Sooners ability to recruit on a national level.
Knowing how highly Bryant has spoken of Oklahoma in the past, there is no reason to expect him to have anything but an amazing time. A commitment isn't totally out of the question, but it may not necessarily come on the trip itself. Most of the time, the player and his parent like to go home and talk about what they experienced and that has always been something OU coaches encouraged players to do. So what we're saying is don't get depressed if you're not reading a story here on Sunday about OU's latest commitment. If this incredibly slow start to 2013 recruiting for OU has taught us anything, it's that patience is most definitely a virtue.