Athlete | 6'4 | 210
Pickerington North HS Pickerington, Ohio
Pickerington North Head Coach Tom Phillips
"Darien and his mother moved into our district in the past year, so I was lucky enough to coach him for at least one year. Darien was probably under the radar before his senior year.
"I really believe Darien will have a great career at Vanderbilt. He's fast, he has big shoulders, big arms, thoroughbred legs. He's a guy that's willing to block as tight end. He's got a chance to be very special at he next level."
"This year, Darien was able to play on both sides of the ball here as a senior and never came out of the game. He was very productive both as a tight end and as a rush end on defense."
Selected Vanderbilt over Boston College, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Purdue, Wake Forest, West Virginia
Started as TE and DE as a senior at Pickerington North after lettering two years at nearby Reynoldsburg HS... Ranks among top TEs in Ohio... Playing in eight games as a senior, continued 46 total tackles, seven QB sacks, 14 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an INT as DE... Posted 18 receptions for 248 yards and a TD as TE, helping to Helped Panthers to 6-4 record... Named first team all-conference and honorable mention All-State as senior... Played varsity hockey as sophomore and junior at Reynoldsburg.
Darien Anthony Bryant... Son of Kristin Bryant... Raised in the Columbus area... Mom is an attorney... Interested to studying abroad.