by Scott Eklund
(Jamie Bryant 6-5 275 OL/DL Tumwater)
Washington is doing very well early with in-state kids, reeling in two of their early targets as Tumwater (Lacey, Wa.) DL Jaimie Bryant opted to commit to the Husky coaches and become a Dawg.
“I just committed to Coach (Tosh) Lupoi and Coach (Steve) Sarkisian,” Bryant told Northwest Elite Index shortly after making his decision. “They were really excited. I’m really excited and so are my parents.”
The Huskies are recruiting Bryant to play defense, hoping to utilize his outstanding size (6’5″, 275) and athleticism along their defensive front.
As a junior in 2011, Bryant racked up over 50 tackles to go along with five sacks and three forced fumbles, while helping to lead his team to the state playoffs before losing to state runner-up Archbishop Murphy.
“I really wanted to have a good season on both sides, that was one of my goals,” Bryant said back in January. “I wanted to come out and play to the best of my abilities and leave it all out there on the field and that’s what I felt like I did”.
“Individually I had a good season, but our team didn’t get to where we wanted to go… That will be a big focus for us this offseason since it’s our senior year and we want to go out on top.”
Bryant was at Washington’s upcoming Spring Game and Junior Day on Saturday, where he had a chance to mingle with other top prospects as he hopes to do a little recruiting there as well.