November 29, 2011

Tide offers junior Fla. RB

With the regular season over, the Alabama's coaching staff has wasted no time getting out on the road to recruit, and UA assistant coach Bobby Williams made a stop in Florida to see 2013 running back Greg Bryant on Tuesday.

During his visit to American Heritage School in Delray Beach, Fla., Williams informed Bryant that he had an offer from the Crimson Tide.

"I was surprised to tell you the truth," Bryant said. "I didn't know what to think. I was just speechless."

Bryant, who grew up watching Alabama football, said the UA offer puts the Crimson Tide among his favorites along with Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma.

"I like the way they run the ball because they run the same offense that I do in high school right now. They run some pistol," Bryant said. "I like Trent Richardson, and I like how everything works down there."

As a junior at American Heritage, Bryant has rushed for 1,800 yards and 25 touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 193-pound back says he possesses both the speed and power to succeed at the next level.

"I'm a combination between both," Bryant said. "I can run you over, and I can run past you."

Next week, Alabama's Nick Saban is scheduled to make a stop at Bryant's high school, giving the talented running back the chance to meet the Crimson Tide head coach for the first time.

Reach Greg Ostendorf at [email protected]

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