Change of plans: Big Kat Bryant announces new transfer commitment
After previously announcing his transfer commitment to Tennessee, former Auburn defensive lineman and Second-Team All-SEC defensive lineman Big Kat Bryant has announced a new transfer commitment.
Like just about everyone that has left Auburn this offseason, Bryant is headed to UCF to reunite with Gus Malzahn. Bryant announced the news on Tuesday afternoon.
During his time at Auburn, Bryant registered 56 tackles, 10 sacks, seven passes defended, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for the Tigers. He left the program as a graduate transfer following the 2020 season. SEC coaches named Bryant a Second-Team All-SEC selection following the end of the regular season.
The defensive lineman becomes the third former Tiger to follow Malzahn to UCF as running back Mark-Antony Richards and receiver Nate Craig-Myers each also made the decision to continue their playing careers in Orlando this offseason.
A little over a month ago, Bryant announced he planned to transfer to Tennessee to play for Jeremy Pruitt and outside linebackers coach, Shelton Felton. Felton, along with Pruitt and inside linebackers coach Brian Niedermeyer, were fired by Tennessee and called out for recruiting violations during a public press conference held by the school.
Bryant never enrolled at Tennessee, he just announced his commitment plans. Following the firings of Pruitt and Felton, Bryant never clarified his status with Tennessee until now.