After a small defensive recruiting class last year, Tom Allen has made a clear statement with the class of 2017. Defensive end Alfred Bryant will now be adding to that statement.
HOW HE STACKS UP
According to 247 Sports, Bryant is the 60th best weak-side defensive end in the country, and 147th best recruit in the state of Texas.
The 236 pound Manvel, Texas native is incredibly athletic and quick for his size. Over his last two seasons at Manvel High School, Bryant has had 16 sacks, 98 tackles, and three fumble recoveries.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR INDIANA
Just a quick look at Bryant’s highlight tape tells you that he has the speed to get into the backfield incredibly quickly. The obvious question with Bryant, and almost all freshman defensive ends, will be size. The quicker he can bulk up, the quicker you can expect to see him hit the field.
One thing that can’t get overlooked is the fact the Indiana is able to bring Texas recruits. If Indiana is going to continue to make progress with Tom Allen as head coach, expanding the program’s recruiting pipeline to Texas and Florida is key.