Shortly after being academically suspended for all of 2015, former Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Greg Bryant is transferring to ASA College of Miami, a junior college. Mike Vorel of the South Bend Tribune reported the development.
Bryant was set to enter his junior year and rushed for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 57 carries in two years with the team. Regarding his decision to play at ASA this year, his father Greg Sr. was just as surprised as everyone else.
“If he did that, he did that on his own. He did that behind my back,” Bryant Sr. said. “I haven’t talked to any of the coaches over there, no one has called me. If that’s how they do business, that’s how it’s done. Greg did it on his own.”
Bryant Sr. also thought that his son would ultimately return to Notre Dame and, despite this turn of events, it is still a possibility. The head coach at ASA College is Ernest T. Jones, who served as Notre Dame’s director of player development for three years. Thus, since Bryant already knows him, he could play at ASA College for a year just for the sake of staying fresh and in shape before ultimately returning to Notre Dame in 2016.
Either way, his decision to play at JUCO is something of a curveball and if any new information becomes available, Campus Sports will update this story.
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