TE River Bryant is commit No. 6 for Georgia State’s 2013 class

TE River Bryant

TE River Bryant

Georgia State football coach Bill Curry will retire at the end of the season, but it hasn’t stopped the team on the recruiting trail.

River Bryant, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from Jackson High School, has committed to Georgia State.

Georgia State, which now has six commitments for 2013, was the first offer for Bryant, who also had interest from Auburn, Georgia Tech and a lot of smaller schools.

“I picked Georgia State because they were my first full ride offer,” Bryant told the AJC. “They’re close to home. I’m just down here in Jackson County, near Athens. It’s about 45 minutes to an hour away.

“It’s close to home, and they’re moving up to D1 next year in the Sun Belt conference. I have a great opportunity to play there, My family will be able to come down and watch me play. It was very important for me to play where my family could come watch and see me. And it has been a dream of mine since the eighth grade to play Div. I football.

“Georgia State just fulfilled all of my requirements.”




– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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September 17th, 2012
5:18 pm

So who are the six recruits.


September 17th, 2012
8:56 pm

Other 5 commits are:
QB Oshay Carter out of Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, FL)
WR Calvain Holmes from Raines HS (Jacksonville, FL)
WR Devonte Washington from Raines HS (Jacksonville, FL)
ATH B.J. Clay from Dacula HS
ATH Quinterris Toppings out of Blount HS (Mobile, AL)

Welcome to the #PantherFamily River!

Football Fan

September 17th, 2012
8:59 pm

how many do you think they will sign?

Houston Nutt

September 17th, 2012
9:18 pm

Moving up to D1…smh

Just wondering

September 17th, 2012
9:25 pm

Do you think GSU can recruit in Gwinnett County or Georgia for that matter? Come on coach..Stay within 300 miles of Atlanta…


September 18th, 2012
7:38 am

@Football Fan Likely between 25-30.

@Just Wondering Go check out the current roster. Several players from Gwinnett, Cobb and other Metro counties. Bryant is from Jefferson, GA which is about 60 miles away from campus just north of Braselton. Not exactly far outside the Metro area.


September 18th, 2012
12:12 pm

Welcome! Seems like a solid get! Someone needs to tell him we have been D1 for many years now. Education is key.