Will Bryan is the type of commit that everybody loves. He committed super early (August 2013) and then never wavered on that commitment. And if that wasn't enough, Bryan grew up in a dwag household. Bryan's father, Mac, played guard for uga back in the mid-80s. As if that was not enough of an influence, his brother Justin also played baseball for them for the first few years of his college experience. But then Will started to gain interest in and from Tech and everything changed. Mac came on a visit with Will and absolutely fell in love with the campus and the school. After Will's commitment, Justin transferred to Tech to play football and baseball. The whole family just fell in love with Georgia Tech.
As a Recruit
He graded out as a high three-star recruit by both Rivals (5.7) and 247Sports (0.8606). He signed with Tech over no other reported offers. Now, I'm certain schools tried to offer Bryan, but this goes back to what I was saying about never wavering. He wanted no contact with anybody but Georgia Tech. He committed here and then did not talk to anyone else for the entire year and a half of his commitment before enrolling at Tech in January and then signing his letter of intent. That's commitment folks.
For Franklin County High School, Will was as stable as you could get at left tackle. Even in their zone-blocking scheme (which I feel hinders a lineman's ability to get after the defender), Will was still pancaking people left and right as is truly evident from his film. Standing at 6'3" 280 lbs. Will isn't the biggest guy out there, but he may very well be one of the strongest. In almost every single one of his plays in his highlight film, Will pushes his guy five to 10 yards downfield before pancaking him and then sometimes he'll turn around and go help in another part of the play. His film is easily some of the most high quality offensive line film I have ever seen. He has a knack for making blocking highlights interesting.
What to Expect
Will walks into an interesting situation with our offensive line. As of right now, we only have one starting spot being vacated following the graduation of Shaq Mason. But some people, like myself, think he would be a better fit as a tackle, specifically left tackle. That brings me to Bryan Chamberlain. Chamberlain was a beast for us this year. There was no one happier about eating crow than I was with regards to Chamberlain's expectations versus his performance. But he'll be a fifth year senior this year. He needs someone to step up and take his place. For that spot, look no further than Will Bryan. It will definitely be interesting to see if he plays as the back-up at left tackle or if Paul Johnson elects to redshirt him.
And now, for your enjoyment, the senior highlights of Georgia Tech offensive lineman Will Bryan (man, I've been waiting a while to say that).
Welcome to the Flats, Will!! What excites y'all most? Where does he fit in on Georgia Tech's roster?