We’re not done yet today! The Hawkeyes had already gained commitments from linebacker Nate Weiland and cornerback Trey Creamer, but #Swarm17 just got a little bit bigger, as Florida running back Kyshaun Bryan has committed to Iowa just two days after decommitting from the University of South Carolina.
Taking South Florida Swag to Iowa by: @Soflosauce pic.twitter.com/qk23NsBDyZ— Kyshaun Bryan (@KyshaunB) January 31, 2017
Bryan is a 247 composite 3-star running back from St. Thomas Aquinas, which is one of the top football high schools in the state of Florida and also the alma mater of former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock. He measures in at 5’10", 190 lb., which puts him at about the same size as current Iowa running back Akrum Wadley (although their bodies are a bit different).
The Hawkeyes once again beat out a pretty hefty list of other schools, with fellow Big Ten schools Michigan and Ohio State included. Other schools who offered him include (but are not limited to) Clemson, LSU, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Miami. Not bad company to be in!
Bryan doesn’t have a senior highlight video on his Hudl page, but he does have a video with highlights from his junior year, which you can watch below.
Overall, there’s a lot to like in this highlight video! He shows some pretty good burst out of the backfield and he definitely isn’t afraid to lower his shoulder and initiate contact, which is just what you want from an Iowa halfback. At one point (around 1:10), he lowers the boom on a defender and knocks his helmet off. He doesn’t look quite as shifty as Wadley in this video, but he does show an ability to make defenders miss in space which is a nice complement to his willingness to attack defenders straight on.
Welcome aboard, Mr. Bryan! We look forward to you running laps around the competition in future years!