2014 Gator Recruit # . DE/TE Taven Bryan of Casper, WY (Natrona County)

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  1. Gatorrick22
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    That's one big dude! :grin:

    Welcome to Gator nation.
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    He is being brought in as a DE if that doesnt work out he can be a pass blocking TE totally different than what C'yontai Lewis will be doing. Also not too sure how firm the coaches are on not bringing in another TE. If they find a guy they really like they will take him. Coaches and players lie all the time still dont know who to believe in that Mike Davis situation.

    He also could play offensive line he is one of those players you take and figure out where you are going to put him once he gets on campus and starts putting on more wieght
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    This kid is a great athlete!! He's got a great motor....plays aggressive...and pretty quick for his size....meaning, he looks to get off the ball well. I think this is a great pick up....and it will be interesting to see what position he finally ends up playing. Very versatile player.
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    Big frame but is a more fluid athlete than you'd expect. I bet he ends up at DT or OT.
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    I'm taking everything with a grain of salt. Film is against Wyoming competition. A Florida JV team would run circles around them.
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    What is your take on Will Grier playing against little kids in North Carolina private school league?

    Personally I dont care about competition I care about what kind of athlete we are getting
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    Well then there's the fact that he camped with and competed against FL kids in drills specifically designed by the coaches. But feel free to ignore facts.
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    I'm liking the size and sound of this young man. Let our Strength staff put about thirty lbs of muscle on this guy and you'll have a monster on your hands. Sounds very intelligent, and focused on what he wants. Go Gators.
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    to read the whole story click the link

    http://trib.com/sports/college/wyom...cle_23e3f258-f6a5-5150-8d39-c021b8744f2e.html

    The visit blew me away," Bryan said Tuesday.

    His parents, Brandy and Stacey Bryan, made Taven promise not to make a decision until he got home. They visited Arizona State the next day, hearing another pitch and walking through another tour.

    Bryan went through the motions, but in his head he had already decided. Come Fall 2014, he would be a Gator.

    "I got home, and I still had that good feeling," Bryan said. "I was still pumped up."

    On Sunday night at 9 p.m. -- just hours after Fort said yes to Wyoming -- Bryan turned down the same opportunity, committing to play at football powerhouse Florida.

    He didn't care that plane tickets to visit Washington and Oregon had already been purchased. He had recently received a call from national champion Alabama, but his mind was decided.

    "Nobody compares to Oregon for facilities. Florida would look like a dump compared to Oregon. But Taven got the best feeling not from the facilities or the extras that they were trying to help recruit with," Brandy Bryan said. "It was the people."
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    Sad that our facilities look like a dump, compared to Oregon.

    If that's true, we need to upgrade some.

    Good get on the young man, though. Could be another Jack Youngblood before he's done. You never know.
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    Everyone's facilities are a dump compared to Oregon. They placed themselves in an unreachable orbit with Phil Knight's money. Ours are in the top half of the SEC. Always room for improvement, but right now the East and South sides of The Swamp are what need work.
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    GatorAZ...well said.
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    Oregon's facilities must look like the R&D labs at Nike....
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    They don't look like, they are.
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    Now a 4* on espn.
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    Nice wonder about rivals
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    Don't think they've updated it. I wouldn't worry about it, he's good if the staff wants him. Only reason I posted that is because some people were unsure about him and ESPN confirms he's pretty good.

    Personally, it's enough for me that the staff will take him this early.
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    I don't know about competition, but I've always thought of people from Wyoming as pretty tough. He probably has to walk up and down an 11,000 foot mountain pass and fight grizzly bears and cougars to get to school every day. Though he might let the cougars have their way with him on the return trip.

    Proud to welcome a true mountain man to the Gator Nation. Please don't kill and eat our mascot. There's a human inside that costume.
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    They eventually catch up. They might not rank our commitments as high as we want them to, but I think they're the most reliable of the services. ESPN does nice write-ups on each player, making it seem like they do the best scouting, but their list always has a lot of head-scratchers on it both on the high and the low end.

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