Thomas Jefferson High School class of 2022 offensive tackle Nick Bryan has committed to Kent State. He announced his decision via Twitter Saturday evening.
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— Nick Bryan (@NickBry46357328) June 26, 2021
“I am pumped and I am so hyped for it. It has been a long road and I am excited to have it (recruitments) done and over with. But I know that it is not over as I have a new chapter going to Kent State to play football,” said Bryan.
Bryan, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound rising senior helped Thomas Jefferson have a commanding 10-1 record in 2020. At the time of his commitment, Bryan had received 13 offers and mentioned that his final three choices were UMass, Marshall, and Kent State.
“Of those three I have built the strongest relationship with the offensive line head coaches at Kent State,” he said. “Another reason was the depth, I wanted a place where I feel like I am the only one that they want.”
Grit and toughness are the traits that Bryan looks to bring to the Golden Flash as he brings the size and athleticism needed to play on the offensive line.
“I think I can bring in an alpha mentality and take charge pushing guys forward and taking the reins. I want to bring speed and agility to the offensive line and play old school,” said Bryan.
Bryan looks to major in education and also has a strong personal connection with his family. He mentioned how UMass was eliminated from his schools to pick from when it came down to distance and coming back home to the Pittsburgh area. Nick’s mother and father have both been influential in his career thus far as a football player which Bryan mentioning how his mother even ran his Twitter account initially to handle the media. Nick’s father serves in the military and recently graduated with a degree from The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.
“Being in the military is a strict life you have to learn to cherish the time when he comes. But he has always been there in the shadows telling and giving me advice,” said Bryan.
Bryan will look to finish out his high school career strong with the Jaguars next season before joining the Flash.