Sophomore cornerback Coby Bryant hails from famous Glennville High School in Cleveland, Ohio. A three-star recruit out of high school, Coby was one of the top corners in Ohio.
During his childhood, Bryant developed a close relationship with the Ginn family. He considers Ted Ginn as a brother. The two frequently talk and Ginn continues to mentor Coby on and off the field. Quite fitting, Bryant wears #7 across his chest.
Coby’s older brother, Christian, played defensive back at Ohio State University under Luke Fickell and now plays in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns. Coach Fickell developed a relationship with Coby over the years, and luckily for Bearcat fans, the relationship led Coby down to Clifton.
Coby is very mature and business-like for just a sophomore. He interviewed very well and you could just tell he has goals he will check off very soon. Some of those goals include becoming an All-American corner and helping the Cats win as many games as possible. Cornerbacks Coach Mike Mickens is thoroughly impressed by Bryant’s progress over the offseason and into Camp.
Watch out for #7 roving around in the secondary this year. Coach Mickens still holds the all-time interception record at UC. However, an athletically gifted student of the game like Coby could come for that record very soon.
Off the field, Bryant enjoys drawing. His go-to meal around campus is Raising Canes, and we cannot argue with him there.
The hard work is paying off. I am sure both of his brothers are proud.
By Andy Smith
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