Taven Bryan signee profile

Taven Bryan

School: Natrona County

Hometown: Casper, Wyoming

Height: 6-5

Weight: 260

Position: Defensive Line

Rivals Ranking: 3-star

Recruited by: Brad Lawing

Notable: Bryan was a standout on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball in high school, being named to the First Team All-State as both an offensive and defensive lineman. Bryan projects to play defensive line at Florida but it’s that kind of athleticism that Will Muschamp covets in his linemen.

Bryan helped lead his high school to a 41-6 record in his last three seasons and was a part of Natrona County’s back-to-back state championship teams in 2012-13.

Bryan was the ninth player to commit to the Gators this cycle and never wavered in his commitment.


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.”

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