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Bryant to join Pennyman as Tiger NCT
Patricia and Curtis Braynt Sr. stand by as their son Curtis Bryant Jr. signs to play football with North Carolina tech. Bryant will join Tiger teammate Vontavious Pennyman as a Tech Tiger. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
Another Bradwell Tiger will join a teammate at North Carolina Tech as Curtis Bryant Jr. signed a scholarship to play football for the Tech Tigers.
Bryant will join Vontavious Pennyman, who signed on to the Tech Tigers two weeks ago.
The Bradwell student, who played primarily as a weak side linebacker at Bradwell, will have to adjust to his secondary position as a strong safety to cut it at the college level. Bryant said the Tech Tigers plan to start him as safety.
“It means I will have to learn to read the play a lot quicker,” he said. “It’s something I am not used to because I normally play a lot closer to the line. But I’ll learn it, and do what I do, go out there and make the hits.”
Playing football, he said, was just and added plus as he chases down his other career dream job by studying criminal justice. He hopes to become a DEA agent.
His parents know he can do whatever he sets his mind to and hope this is the first step to bigger things.
“He can do it as long as he stays focused,” Bryant’s father, Curtis Bryant Sr., said.
“I’m really excited for him,” his mother, Patricia, added.
Bryant said he was pleased the Tech coaches had the confidence in his ability and speed to play as a safety.
“I’m going to make sure that they don’t lose that confidence,” he said.
Bryant Sr. hopes his son will get an opportunity to play at the next level.
Former Bradwell Tiger Gary Guyton just inked a two-year contract with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent.
“It gives you hope that you can do it too, if you put your mind to it,” Bryant Jr. said.
Asked if he would go pro or become an agent first the senior replied, “I’ll probably go to the NFL first.”
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