The Bearcats already have two running backs committed in the 2015 recruiting class with Taylor Boose and Joshuwa Holloman. But that isn't stopping them from pursuing '15 RB Kawon Bryant of North Oconee (GA).
The 5'8, 200-pound back took an unofficial visit to Cincinnati back in June and had pleasant things to say about it. "The staff, facilities and campus are all positives," Bryant said of the visit.
"I really liked all of the staff that met with me," he continued. As for making a return visit to Cincinnati, "I'm gonna try and make it back up for a game this fall," Bryant told Down The Drive.
Safeties coach Jeff Koonz is leading the way in the recruitment of the three-star prospect and he spoke highly of him. "He's a great guy and I always enjoy talking to him," Bryant stated. The talented back went on to say that he talks to Coach Koonz the most out of the UC coaching staff and that they talk "pretty often."
247Sports lists Central Arkansas, Cincinnati, Georgia State and Kennesaw State as the schools to extend a scholarship offer to Bryant. I would definitely expect the number of offers to increase in the near future. Bryant told me that he talks to several schools that tell him they are going to offer.
The Georgia native has made a visit to the schools that were listed as offering him excluding Central Arkansas. But those aren't the only schools he has made a trip to. Bryant has also visited Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech so far in the process.
For now, the Titans standout does not have a leader for his services. "I'm going to play out the season and see," Bryant said. He continued by saying "Our first game is on the 23rd. I'm going to focus on that mostly, for now".
According to the 247Sports Composite Scale, Bryant is the 123rd ranked player in the state of Georgia, the 103rd overall running back and the 1,274th overall player in the 2015 recruiting class. But his stats tell a much different story.
In the 2013-2014 season, Bryant took 272 carries for 2,555 yards (9.4 average) and found the endzone 41 times in 11 games for the Titans. In the first three years at North Oconee, Bryant has ran for 4,755 yards and 70 touchdowns on 538 attempts.
*Stats via MaxPreps
You can check out the talented Bearcat target on the gridiron below: