By LARRY VAUGHT
Ty Bryant has played baseball his entire life and even admits when he was younger than it was his favorite sport.
He’s now become just has enamored with football but some suggest baseball might still be his best sport.
“It’s a blessing to be talented in both sports. I think I am pretty good at both sports,” Bryant said.
He plays shortstop in baseball and defensive back in football but likely will also get more time at receiver this season. He hit .357 as a sophomore in 2019 when he drove in 25 runs and stole 11 bases. He had 81 tackles in 2019 with four tackles for loss and also caught five passes for 111 yards in limited offensive play.
Just how good is the Frederick Douglas High School junior? He already has seven Division I football scholarship offers but hopes to play both sports in college.
“The only schools I have talked to so far about doing both is Kentucky, of course, and Maryland,” Bryant said. “I know from those talks that both coaches would allow me to play both. I have not talked to any other coaches about it yet.”
He also has football offers from West Virginia, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Marshall and Dartmouth.
His father is Cisco Bryant, a receiver at Kentucky from 1983-1985 under coach Jerry Claiborne.