By LARRY VAUGHT
One huge advantage that Frederick Douglass junior defensive back Ty Bryant knows he will have when he gets to college is the competition he practices against daily.
Senior receiver Dekel Crowdus is a recent University of Kentucky commit. Junior receiver Dane Key has 11 Division I offers, including Kentucky.
Bryant already has six scholarship offers, including Kentucky, with plenty more likely to come as he continues to hone his skills.
“I know going against those guys in practice every day makes me better,” Bryant said. “Dekel is so good. He’s quick, fast. He can really move. Last year me and (Baylor signee) Devin Neal guarded hm a lot before he left (to attend IMG Academy in Florida his junior season).
“Now it’s nice to have him back. It helps me a lot. When you are going against the best in practice, games are going to come easy. Last year our motto was to make practice harder than games.
“I feel like going against Dekel and Dane, they take everything out of me. We are competitors. We don’t like to lose. I know when it comes to game time the dude in front of me is not going to beat me cause of what I have seen from Dekel and Dane every day.”
A rumor circulated this week that Crowdus might be flipping his commitment from UK to Texas, a rumor that Patrick Loney of Big Blue Banter put to rest when Crowdus told him Texas, and other schools, continued to contact him but he was “solid to Kentucky” and recruiting other players to join him.
He told Loney that UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow even asked him about the rumor that Crowdus said was “just crazy to me.”