June 17, 2010

Baylor earns the commitment of Daingerfield lineman

After two impressive camp performances in front of the Baylor staff, Donald Bryant, one of the key pieces of the 2009 Daingerfield state championship team, was given an official offer by Coach Randy Clements and soon after made his commitment official.

"I just felt Baylor was a great fit for me," Bryant said. "I really liked the campus and I like the coaches. They're really similar to the coaches I have down here, and I really like that."

Prior to two weeks ago, Bryant had flown under the Baylor staff's radar - no surprise coming from a town of less than 3,000 - and took it upon himself to rectify the situation.

"I hadn't talked to the Baylor coaches at all, so I went to their camp at Marshall," Bryant said. "The coaches told me I had great size, great hands, and moved around well, and ended up inviting me to their next camp. I went to it and ended up with an offer the next day."

Bryant, who has been unofficially clocked at a 4.81 in the forty, measures in at 6-foot-2.5, 253 pounds, and is one of the only returning members of Daingerfield's 3-4 front.

"I played defensive end at Daingerfield in the 3-4," Bryant said. "The Baylor coaches like me as a defensive end in college and haven't said anything about defensive tackle."

Bryant has also attended camps at both TCU and Lousiana Tech and came away from the Baylor camp impressed by the competition.

"I went up against Pat [Colbert] from Kilgore, the Baylor commit. He's a strong kid who moves fast," Bryant said. "I thought the Baylor camp was more physical in one-on-ones than the others I've been to. In those we mostly just kept running drills."

Colbert also plans on visiting Waco again in the coming weeks to take another look at the Baylor campus.

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