October 19, 2009
Spartans to host four-star CB
Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville four-star cornerback Christian Bryant (5-10, 173) is ready to go on the first official visit of his recruiting process.
Bryant, whom Rivals.com ranks the No. 10 cornerback and No. 177 prospect overall in the Class of 2010, will be in East Lansing this weekend to watch Michigan State host the seventh-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in a 7 p.m. kickoff. The last time Spartanmag.com caught up with Bryant, it seemed he wouldn't begin taking officials until November, but after recently sizing up his schedule with the college football schedule, he felt it was important to see some of his suitors in person before the regular season ended. Along with the Spartans, Bryant is focused on Ohio State and Tennessee, while North Carolina and Virginia are still under consideration. For now, though, he plans to visit the Volunteers next, and he would like to get that visit out of the way in the coming weeks.
This weekend will mark the first time Bryant has returned to East Lansing since the summer, when he stopped on campus for a one-day camp. Bryant left MSU very interested in what the Spartans have to offer, and that one-day stay is one of the main reasons he has kept MSU under consideration three and a half months before signing day.
Now Bryant is looking forward to seeing a side of campus he's never seen, the game day atmosphere.
"I really want to see how the overall Michigan State atmosphere is, the campus life, how the games are, everything," he said, "talk to the coaches and see how the academics are and everything. So I'm just trying to figure out everything
"I really haven't made that up in my mind," Bryant continued of what he's looking for academically, "but I'm trying to see how their study hall is, their library, the student-athlete building (Clara Bell Smith Center) because Coach (Mark) Dantonio and Coach (Pat) Narduzzi were telling me about that."
Bryant added that he's looking forward to catching up with several members of the MSU program: "I just want to interact with (the coaches) more and talk to some of the players that I'm going to be around throughout the whole weekend."
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