Kelly Bryant has committed to Missouri for his final season of eligibility, the former Clemson quarterback announced Tuesday evening on his Twitter.
Bryant also included North Carolina, Auburn, Mississippi State and Arkansas in his recruiting process, but multiple reports said Bryant had narrowed his options down to Auburn and Mizzou for some time.
Last week, Bryant received in-home visits from a Mississippi State assistant, North Carolina head coach Mack Brown and Arkansas head coach Chad Morris, per a report from The State.
He then took his official visit to Auburn over the weekend. He was accompanied by running back Kam Martin for most of the visit, which included meetings with coaches and players, along with a tour of the stadium and facilities.
“They welcomed me with open arms," Bryant said after his visit. "My man Kam (Martin), we’ve grown close this weekend. It seems like I’ve known a bunch of those guys for a long time. And just the connections I’ve built here. And so being able to play with those guys, you can tell they’re hungry. They play at a high level, compete at a high level and win at a high level.”
The South Carolina native left Dabo Swinney and Clemson after losing the starting job to true freshman Trevor Lawrence on Sept. 24. The NCAA's new redshirt rule allowed Bryant to preserve his final year of eligibility because he did not appear in more than four games this season. As a graduate transfer, he will be immediately eligible for Missouri in 2019.
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As the starter in 2017, Bryant led Clemson to an ACC Championship and No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. In his career, Bryant has thrown for 3,333 yards and 16 touchdowns and rushed for 987 yards and 16 scores.
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