Minnesota adds CB Za’Quan Bryan to 2023 class

April. 16, 2021: Three-star Savannah, Georgia CB Zaquan Bryan committed to the Gophers Friday night, as the 2023 recruiting cycle begins to heat up for Minnesota. 

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Who is Za’Quan Bryan?:

Za’Quan is also quite the athlete off the gridiron playing basketball, baseball and competing in track & field where he has a best time of 10.9 seconds in the 100m this spring.

  • Scouting Report:

The Gophers are getting an elite athlete in Za’Quan Bryan. He was one of the best WRs in the state of Georgia last season, but the Gophers will have him playing CB in the Maroon & Gold. He has prototypical size at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, but his instincts are what stand out most. At the end of the Bryan is a football player he puts himself in the right positions and plays with the maturity of a player well beyond his years. Currently rated as a three-star I would not be shocked if his rating continues to rise after another great season as a senior.

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Instant Reaction:

Za’Quan Bryan is the type of player that great recruiting classes are made up of. He doesn’t have the insane recruiting rankings or hype as some players, but Bryan is a terrific football player. After a terrific junior season, he burst onto the recruiting scene, and I only expect his profile to grow from here. He has all of the characteristics of a great Big Ten cornerback and I expect Coach Fleck and his staff to develop at that position, something they have shown the ability to do. Beating out North Carolina, Coastal Carolina and Army for a player might not excite most Gophers fans, but it should. Za’Quan Bryan is a terrific player and he wanted to be a Gopher.

What is next?:

Bryan is a terrific addition to the Gophers’ 2023 recruiting class. They now have four players verbally committed to the class. 247sports ranks it as the 40th best class in the country. Last year’s class had 18 commitments, so Minnesota is far from completing this year’s class. This is usually the time when a large bulk of prospects verbally commit before National Signing Day, so I would imagine that there will be a lot more noise in the coming weeks for the Gophers’ recruiting, but Za’Quan Bryan is a terrific building block.

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