Bryant has his list down to five

July 18, 2014 

A commitment could come in the next month for DE Austin Bryant of Thomasville, GA and Clemson is in the hunt. The Tigers are among his top five and Bryant plans to attend the All-In cookout Friday. "This will probably be my last visit this summer," Bryant said because he has requirements related to football practice coming up.

Clemson, Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State and Stanford are his top five and Bryant remains in constant contact with the Tiger coaches.

"I pretty much talk to them all of the time," he said. "I've got a good relationship with the coaches. Obviously, I like them a lot since they're in my top five."

Bryant has taken a close look at Clemson's defensive scheme and likes how the defensive ends have been developed and are given the chance to rush the quarterback or drop back in coverage.

'Looking at Vic Beasley and guys like Corey Crawford, coach Hobby rushes them most of the tine but they drop into the flats on occasion," he said. "I like that aspect of it."

Bryant's parents will attend the cookout with him and he said it will depend on their decision as to whether or not this will be an overnight visit. And Tiger fans shouldn't be looking for a commitment from Bryant this weekend.

"Probably not," he said. "I want to take some more time just for thinking and see what the other schools have for me,."

Bryant, however, could announce a decision very soon though he doesn't have a definite date in mind.

"I'd like to make a decision before the season starts, maybe in the next month," he said.

Stanford is the only school in his top five that Bryant has not visited. That trip could come in the form of an official visit and might take place after his commitment.

He does not have a favorite and said that all five schools are even.

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