Kelly Bryant has finally made his decision — he’s headed to Missouri.
It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for the former Tigers starting quarterback after Dabo Swinney stripped him of his starting role and named true freshman Trevor Lawrence starting QB at Clemson. As if that turn of events wasn’t big enough — Bryant had led Clemson to an undefeated regular season, ACC Championship and No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff at the conclusion of the 2017 season — but Dabo’s gutsy call to elevate a true freshman over a senior also ushered in an unforeseen consequence of the new redshirt rule.
After losing his starting job, Bryant left Clemson’s program and began his recruitment process all over again. He’s visited Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Mississippi State and North Carolina since that time — some of which several times.
After all those visits, the graduate transfer has decided Missouri was the best place for him to see the field and make an impact for the Tigers next season.
— Kelo ⚜️ (@KellyB125) December 5, 2018
The fit seems to be a perfect solution under center for Missouri, who will lose Drew Lock to the NFL this offseason. He’s a true dual-threat QB that can take the offense to another level in Columbia and even potentially add an aspect to Derek Dooley’s offense that not even Lock could provide. While many have questioned how good of a passer Bryant has been during his collegiate career, check out his highlights from his Clemson days.
Anyone that’s underestimating how big of a deal this is for Mizzou and the impact Bryant will have on the 2019 season is underselling the reality of this commitment.