St. Louis Christian Brothers running back Tre Bryant — fresh off his official visit for Nebraska's exciting 39-38 win over Michigan State — announced Nov. 8 on Twitter that he'd committed to the Huskers.
Running backs coach Reggie Davis is Bryant's lead recruiter. Bryant said this about his future position coach during a Nov. 9 interview on "The Bottom Line":
"I can see he’s a laid-back coach and he’s real chill, and I like that because I’m a laid-back type of guy, but I can also tell he’s a guy who just wants to get on the field. I can tell he’s really knowledgeable about the game, so I really like that about Coach."
Bryant was the first ever freshman to play varsity at Christian Brothers College High School.
During his career, he helped lead his team to the Missouri state championship game in both his junior and senior seasons, winning a title in 2014. His team was undefeated entering the 2015 title game but suffered their first defeat in that one. His team had won 27 straight games before that loss.
Bryant ran for 1,331 yards and caught 18 passes for 287 yards during his senior season. He finished with a combined 33 touchdowns, setting a new school record.
Bryant is a four-star and No. 8 running back in the nation according to 247 Sports. He is rated three stars by Rivals, Scout and ESPN, respectively. On the 247 Sports Composite rating, Bryant is the No. 564 prospect overall this year and the No. 36 running back.
Bryant considers himself to be an all-purpose back. He's been clocked with a 4.5-second 40-yard dash. At 5-foot-10, he has been compared to Ameer Abdullah.
"He's going to be compared with Ameer a lot because of his size," said former Husker Joe Ganz during this video breakdown of Bryant. "His ability to change direction full-speed. The thing that makes great running backs, like Ameer at Nebraska, is they don't have to slow down when they make that cut. You see a lot of that in this kid."
Bryant is the only running back in NU's 2016 class. He'll join four other scholarship backs on the Huskers' roster for 2016.
Bryant has a medical condition known as alopecia areata.
He was a little under the radar during the early months of his recruiting process. But he certainly proved in 2015 that he has the skills to be a quality FBS running back. His recruiting rating doesn’t necessarily reflect that, but he appears capable of joining Nebraska’s battle for playing time at I-back right away. He’s got speed and elusiveness. He’s willing to lower his shoulder and pick up the tough yards inside. NU needs more big-play potential in its backfield. Bryant can bring that threat.
Below is the tweet from when he announced his commitment and video from his Nov. 9 TBL interview:
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