Notre Dame Football Recruiting Update: Greg Bryant to Visit


Nov. 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly reacts as time expires after Notre Dame beat the USC Trojans 22-13 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

According to reports on Twitter, American Heritage School Running Back Greg Bryant will visit Notre Dame on December 7th for the Award Banquet. This is a continuing trend for Brian Kelly and his staff recently in recruiting.

Greg Bryant is a tremendous talent. The rankings bare this out. has Bryant ranked as the 2nd best Running Back in the country and the 14th best player overall. has Bryant as the 130th player overall. has him ranked as the 90th best prospect in the nation. Of course, there is some discrepancy between the different services. Regardless, Bryant is a player that can make an impact immediately.

Originally, Bryant had committed to Oklahoma on March 31, 2012. However, Bryant decommitted from the Sooners only four months later on July 30, 2012. Bryant is currently considering Auburn, South Carolina, Florida State and Notre Dame. Notre Dame is the only school that Bryant has scheduled an official visit with at this point.

Bryant is 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection and participated in “The Opening”. This season, Bryant rushed for 1447 yards on 186 carries with 17 touchdowns. He also had 16 receptions for 308 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Notre Dame now appears to be pursuing two big name Running Backs in the 2013 class: Ty Issac and Greg Bryant. This could be telling on situations involving current players on the roster. What is interesting about recruiting is, a coaches opinion of his players can sometimes be seen through what positions he recruits. If he recruits another Quarterback, he does not have faith in the guys on campus. In this situation, it appears that Kelly could know that Cierre Wood has finished his career at Notre Dame. The Irish need a replacement at Running Back. Also, the fact that Jamel James is taking visits and the resurgence of the Fighting Irish gives Kelly an opportunity to recruit some big talent Running Back talent. Issac and Bryant are definitely that type of talent.