Shadow Creek's Bryant signs with Virginia Tech


PEARLAND SHADOW CREEK — Virginia Tech landed its second talented 2020 defensive end from Texas in as many days Wednesday, when four-star Alec Bryant from Shadow Creek High School in the Houston area announced his commitment to the Hokies.

"I saw myself playing there and fitting in when I met them," Bryant said of his experience visiting Virginia Tech.

Bryant took an official visit to Virginia Tech, which surged in his recruitment in the past week and a half.

"The players were very welcoming on my visit up there," said Bryant, "I'm developing a good relationship with (defensive coordinator) coach Justin Hamilton. They want me to come in ready to play."

The 247Sports Composite rates Bryant as a four-star prospect who is ranked as the nation's No. 14 weak-side defensive end in the 2020 class, as well as No. 48 overall regardless of position in the Lone Star State's senior class.

"They want me to come in and play weak-side defensive end for them," Bryant said. "I'm working on getting stronger to be ready to play at that level."

Bryant has recorded 45 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, six sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and 25 QB hurries during the 2019 season.

Shadow Creek is in its second season of varsity competition, but already owns two state title appearances. The Sharks went 15-1 last year and lost to Dallas powerhouse Highland Park 27-17 as the Scots won their third consecutive state crown.

Bryant's Shadow Creek squad is in only its second season of varsity competition, but owns a 30-1 record entering Friday night's title game against Denton Ryan. In last year's state runner-up season, Bryant finished with 53 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 16 sacks for the Sharks.

Bryant's 22 sacks in the last 31 games gives the Hokies a productive pass-rusher from the Lone Star State.