In-limbo Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant 'opens up recruitment'

IRISH STEW

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

In-limbo Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant nudged his way closer to being “former” Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant on Thursday, something that Irish head football coach Brian Kelly has been expecting.

Bryant, the team’s second-leading rusher in 2014, was first suspended for ND’s first four games of the 2015 in June, then in August declared academically ineligible for the entire season.

Kelly initially was hopeful Bryant would enroll in classes at ND in the fall with the intent of regaining his eligibility in 2016. Bryant’s father, Greg Bryant Sr., intimated his son would do just that.

But a little over a week ago, much to his father’s apparent surprise, the former five-star prospect from Delray Beach, Fla., reportedly enrolled at ASA Miami, a fledgling junior college football program.

And Thursday, he posted the following on his Instagram account:

“Had my first practice with my new team ASA Miami today and it went great! They gave me a opportunity to wear #1 this season! I'll be keeping everyone updated with highlights and games. Opening up my recruitment so my next move will be my best move. Kinda feel like HIGHSCHOOL again getting offers and everything hahah. Highlights coming soon.”

ASA opened its season without Bryant last Saturday, losing the first game in program history, 29-19, on the road to Blinn College. The school’s home opener is set for Saturday night against ASA New York.

“The last we heard he was thinking about another school,” Kelly said Friday. “We get different reports each day.”

Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant (1) has started practicing with ASA Miami. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)
In-limbo Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant showed off his new jersey, for ASA Miami, Thursday on his Instagram account. (Photo provided)