Notre Dame fans expected to see former 5-star Recruit and current Notre Dame Freshman Running Back Greg Bryant more than they have so far this season. Bryant only has 3 carries this season while fellow Freshman Tarean Folston has collected 11 carries and much more playing time. Without Bryant on the field, rumors were undoubtedly going to appear on Twitter and in forums around the country.
Today those rumors came to somewhat of a head. Twitter exploded early this morning with rumors that Greg Bryant was intending to transfer.
@hansenNDInsider any truths or reasonings to the Greg Bryant transfer rumors? These transfers are getting old.
— Derek Gerber (@GerbsIrish02) October 9, 2013
However, Greg Bryant’s father put those rumors to rest. Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson interviewed the Running Back’s Dad to clarify what the former 5-star’s intentions were. Greg Bryant’s comments, as republished by NBC’s Keith Arnold, were as follows:
“Rumors, people assuming. Yes, he’s frustrated, but what five-star freshman wouldn’t be? Those are just growing pains. He’ll be just fine. He needs a year to mature in the program.”
Bryant Sr. was asked to clarify that Bryant would indeed be staying with the program and Bryant Sr. responded, “Absolutely.”
For everyone thinking that this puts it to rest, do not be so sure. Players have said that they intended to stay but later leave (Gunner Kiel and Aaron Lynch). Others have seemed gone and have come back to have successful careers (Louis Nix). Which will Greg Bryant be?