Bryant wants to be deep threat in Clemson offense


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Martavis Bryant breaks a tackle during a practice for the the 2010 Army All-American Bowl. (Icon/SMI)
Martavis Bryant breaks a tackle during a practice for the the 2010 Army All-American Bowl. (Icon/SMI)

CLEMSON – Chad Morris has said that for his offense to work, he wants to run the football while trying to throw the deep ball at least four times per quarter in order to keep defenses honest.

Enter Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Wide Receiver
# 6-4, 195
Anderson, SC

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The speedster out of Anderson’s T.L. Hanna High School raised more than a few eyebrows last week when he was timed running the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds during workouts on campus, and he told TigerNet on Thursday that he wants to be THAT guy in the Clemson offense.

“I want to be the receiver in the offense they throw the deep balls to,” Bryant said. “I am 6-foot-5 now, and I feel like I can stretch the field and go up and get the ball over other guys.”

Bryant went to prep school for a year, and said he is finally ready to report to campus for good. He will be on campus next Sunday and starts school the first week of July.

“Right now, I have just been working out and getting ready,” he said. “It’s been easier lately because I can go to the school and work out. But I report back next week, and then practice starts in August and I can't wait to get on the field.”

Bryant said that his competitive nature is what led to a series of good-natured twitter posts between himself and two Gamecock players last month in which he let them know that the past was just that – in the past – and they had a new beast to deal with this season.

“It is all just part of the rivalry,” he said. “They started it with me and it went both ways, really. It was [backup corner] Vic Hampton and [starting free safety] D.J. Swearinger. It started with my brother, because he was talking about the season coming up and it just went from there. But I am not going to back down from anybody. We will see what happens on the field.”

He said he isn’t allowed to get into Morris’ playbook until practice officially starts, so he concentrates on honing his speed, route running skills and concentrates on catching the ball in traffic.


“I haven’t gotten a chance to learn the plays yet,” he said. “I am going through the skills and drills, just trying to learn something new every day. And I am concentrating on the deep ball. My mindset is that I am coming in to play.

“It seems like this has been forever in coming, and I just want to do whatever I can to help my team win. We have a bunch of great receivers coming in, and most of them are my roommates, so I am going to be pretty close to them.”


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spacer Bryant wants to be deep threat in Clemson offense
B-Meist®
spacer Re: Bryant wants to be deep threat in Clemson offense
TigerFanClint
spacer Aaron Kelly with blazing speed!***
bootiehooker®
spacer this is what makes it tough on dbs to cover=what we now have
jcope
spacer Re: Bryant wants to be deep threat in Clemson offense
agentorange
spacer I think I can speak for all of TNet, Martavis, when I say
David78®
spacer I'm ready for anybody to be that guy... just catch the ball***
Graphic Tiger®
spacer Stretch the field ... catch the ball!
apextiger®
spacer exactly***
talegater
spacer Well said...just catch the ball !!!***
Tiger_Tim
spacer Re: Bryant wants to be deep threat in Clemson offense
charlestontiger1977®
spacer Running a 4.34, you can be that guy. Spiller, Ford, etc...***
CUTigerDstomp
spacer Didn't realize dude was 6'5"
leftneck
spacer Clemson's last 6' 5" guy with speed like that
ImanTiger
spacer Derrick Hamilton
Prime T. Tiger
spacer The Noodle right?
FLTiger87
spacer Yea,left after his Jr year..
Prime T. Tiger
spacer Clemson's last 6' 5" guy with speed like that
ImanTiger
spacer Topic scared me for a sec...thought it said "throat"***
clemsonstud05®
spacer Will celebrate when someone sees him in a desk in class
coachmac
spacer Re: Will celebrate when someone sees him in a desk in class
David78®
spacer Re: Will celebrate when someone sees him in a desk in class
armsb
spacer Re: Will celebrate when someone sees him in a desk in class
David78®
spacer Re: Will celebrate when someone sees him in a desk in class
armsb
spacer Exactly.
David78®
spacer Of course grades
coachmac
spacer I'm going to assume you don't know Martavis's story.
David78®
spacer Re: I'm going to assume you don't know Martavis's story.
armsb
spacer My info is from one of his teammate's Dad at TL Hanna
coachmac
spacer CJ Spiller like juke at 2:48 was pretty nice...
TigerCC
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Splode
spacer Re: Bryant wants to be deep threat in Clemson offense
Dugatiger®
spacer I don't think that he has the bulk/strength to be considered
DMDRanch
spacer Re: I don't think that he has the bulk/strength to be considered
David78®
spacer Alshon Jeffries: 6'4" 233 lbs., D. Thomas 6'3" 229 lbs
DMDRanch
spacer Thomas is in the NFL.
tiggerz04®
spacer And AJ Green was listed as 6'5 205 this past year.***
tiggerz04®
spacer Re: Alshon Jeffries: 6'4" 233 lbs., D. Thomas 6'3" 229 lbs
mattthematty
spacer With grade issues rather than drug issues.***
mattthematty
spacer Re: I don't think that he has the bulk/strength to be considered
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