VTO Prep 100 S.C. Notebook

YORK, S.C. -- Kelly Bryant figures to be among the top prospects in South Carolina for the 2015 class.

Kelly Bryant took snaps at QB and WR Saturday.

The question is, which position will he play in college.

At Abbeville (S.C.), the 6-feet-3 1/2, 200-pounder is a quarterback. But at least one school projects him at receiver.

"I mainly like quarterback, but I'm open to playing any position," Bryant told 247Sports on Saturday at the VTO Sports Prep 100 camp at York Comprehensive High."

Right now, Bryant claims offers from in-state programs Clemson and South Carolina.

Clemson, where his cousin Martavis Bryant plays, likes him at receiver.

"I guess they like my body," Bryant said. "They've seen my film, and I run a lot. We're predominantly a running team so I don't get to pass much."

The Gamecocks are giving Bryant a look at quarterback, he said.

Bryant also has generated interest from colleges such as Auburn, Georgia and Georgia Tech. He said each thinks he could play quarterback in college.


"There are so many people that have said I can't [play quarterback], that it just gives me that extra drive," Bryant said.

According to Bryant, position is a big factor in which college he ultimately choose, but certainly won't be the only one. He said he will look at each program he considers closely to see where he'd be the best fit.

"There's a long time to think about it," Bryant said.

On Saturday, Bryant worked mostly at quarterback (he won the camp's dual-threat QB award), but did take a few snaps at receiver and was solid.


Andrew White arguably was the camp's breakout player.

A defensive end from Sumter (S.C.) Lakewood, the 6-feet-3, 232-pounder impressed with his physique, quickness and tenacity, and all of that helped him win defensive line MVP honors.

Thus far, only one college has offered.


"N.C. State offered in February," White said. "I've talked to them a lot. They told me they need defensive ends."

According to White, he spoke to the Wolfpack about a week before the offer came. When he got it, he admittedly was a little surprised.

"When I talked to them I got excited." White said. "When they offered, I got even more excited."

White said he plans to give the Wolfpack a serious look.

"I'm going to visit there next Thursday," White said. "I'm very excited about that."

White is optimistic that offer is only the start.

"I'm working on getting better and getting more recognition," he said.

White said he also is hearing a little from Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Yellow
Jackets have invited him to visit.


John Lovett, a 2014 signal caller from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic that earned the pro-style quarterback MVP award, claims a Buffalo offer along with interest from programs such as Connecticut, Penn State and Wake Forest.

He threw for 2,000-plus yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions as a junior.

"That was my first year there, so a lot of people didn't know about me," Lovett said.

Lovett, who moved to Maryland from New York's Long Island before the 2012 season, plans to stay active on the camp circuit this spring in hopes of getting more attention from colleges.

"My coach says I can get a lot of offers," Lovett said.

He will visit Wake Forest next weekend.


*2015 cornerback Tyshawn Johnson of Lakewood (S.C.) will visit South Carolina next week. He had four interceptions in 2012.

*Running back Ryan Moore, a 1,000-yard rusher at York (S.C.) last season, is hearing a lot from Furman and North Dakota State, he said.

*Defensive tackle Chris Redmond of Columbia (S.C.) Ridge View, a 5-feet-11, 361-pounder that practically was unblockable Saturday, said Charlotte, Georgia Tech, Liberty and Richmond are showing interest.

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