Posted: 9:24 pm Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
By Jeff Greer
Here’s a new one: Florida Atlantic cut short the official visits of Atlantic defensive linemen Keith Bryant and Todney Evans, saying the duo wasn’t serious about their interest in FAU.
FAUOwlAccess.com reported the players came to breakfast Saturday morning and were told to check out of their hotels by noon. Sources said Bryant arrived late to the events the school planned and clearly had no interest in committing to or signing with the Owls. Evans, however, seemed surprised.
Bryant (6-2, 300, No. 3 on the Big Board) recently narrowed his college preferences to three, naming Florida State, Miami and South Carolina as his finalists. He surprised recruitniks when told the Post last week he’d visit FAU. Asked at the time if he was serious, Bryant insisted he was. He tweeted, “Owl Nation, salute the hoot” around dinner time Saturday, apparently hours after FAU sent him home.
Bryant did not respond to messages asking for comment. Neither did Evans.
Evans (6-4, 215, No. 17 on the Big Board) isn’t quite in the same position as Bryant, and was hoping for a scholarship offer from FAU. Evans visited Middle Tennessee State last weekend and said in the past few weeks MTSU and Western Michigan were his final two options. North Carolina State, Syracuse and several other BCS programs have chatted with Evans in recent weeks, but haven’t offered scholarships.
Bryant plans to announce his college choice at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN as part of the network’s live coverage of national signing day.