Late Monday night Casper (Wy.) Natrona County defensive end Taven Bryan committed to Florida over Nebraska among others.
For the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Bryan everything happened quickly leading up to his commitment including a trip to Gainesville on Saturday.
“Coach (Will) Muschamp offered me a scholarship during the spring,” Bryan said. When I went down to Florida this past weekend I liked all of the people down there and it was just an overall good place to be at. I just felt Florida was a good fit for me.”
When Bryan got down to Gainesville his number one priority was to meet all of the Gator coaching staff.
“When I met everyone they were all welcoming to me and gave me good treatment,” Bryan said. “They were all down to earth and that’s what set Florida apart from everyone was the people at the university from the academic advisors to the weight training coaches to the tour guides just everyone.”
While Bryan plays both offensive line and defensive line at Natrona County High School, in college he will focus solely on one side of the ball.
“Florida wants me at defensive end,” Bryan said. “I feel very comfortable there and the coaches think I can be a good mismatch against tackles in the SEC. They said that I’ll be able to make things interesting on defense. They like how fast I was for my size and how physical of a player I was. I play with a little chip on my shoulder because everyone says northern guys aren’t physical.”
Now that Bryan is committed to Florida he is turning his attention to helping the Gators get better off of the field.
“I’m solid to Florida and I don’t play to take any other visits,” Bryan said. “I plan to take an official and unofficial to Florida sometimes. I also plan to talk to the coaches and see who they want me to recruit to Florida so we can get the best players.”