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  • Miami Hurricanes
    Hard Commit - 7/27/2022

Malik Bryant

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 235

Prospect Info

  • High School Jones
  • City Orlando, FL
  • Class 2023

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Evaluated 10/15/2021

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

2-3 Round Day 2

A front-seven player that can get after the quarterback. Initial burst tends to cause plenty of issues for opposing offensive tackles. Seems to be at his best when he’s asked to just attack the corner, but can track back inside and flush out pockets with a few different well-timed pass rushing moves. Ability to redirect in space and get lateral make him a difference maker outside the hashes. Also owns valuable experience in pass coverage having been asked in the past to stick with much quicker wide receivers coming out of the slot. More of a finesse rusher than power rusher at this stage in his development, but that could change as he matures. Average measurables (believed to be just over 6-foot-2, 235 pounds) and a lack of additional length in the arms could turn away some, but body of work speaks for itself as he started as a freshman in Florida’s highest classification before spending the next two years producing at the national powerhouse that is IMG Academy. Might be best suited for a 3-4 look, but could also find a role in a 4-3 front, potentially even as an off-ball linebacker. Likely going to need some time to get adjusted to the speed and physicality of big-time college football, but has the tools to eventually blossom into a starter for a Top 25 program.

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Athletic Background

2022: Announced that he was transferring back home to Orlando (Fla.) Jones for senior season.

2021: As a junior, lined up primarily as stand-up edge rusher for a Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy that went 9-1 playing a national schedule. Earned MaxPreps Junior All-American second-team honors. Picked off a pass against Jones and returned it for a score. Also had a strip-sack against La Salle.

2020: Transferred into Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy where he was a MaxPreps Sophomore All-American. Started on the edge for a team stocked full of blue-chip recruits that went 8-0 and finished ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps Xcellent Top25.

2019: Played significant snaps as a freshman for an Orlando (Fla.) Jones team that made Florida's 5A state title game. Totaled 78 tackles and 14 sacks in 14 games.

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