Denbigh high school football has a long list of unheralded players, who were virtually unknowns and rose to the top of their prospective class. Players such as: Tony Vinson, Antonio Bethea, and Mike Tomlin are some just to name a few. Next up, is starting cornerback O'shea Bryant. At first glance you see a 6'3 slender framed, quiet guy with a little swag and you say basketball player, right. Nope, you get a guy with a pro-type cornerback body, track speed and the ability to make plays all over the field. Bryant is Denbigh’s shut down corner. This year he has been asked to cover some of the district's best receiver. O’shea’s combination of technique, size, speed and awareness has made it tuff for opposing receivers. He is a two year starter at corner with a connection that runs strong at Denbigh High School. His cousin, Lamont Bryant, played quarterback under Coach Tracy Harrod and now attends Morgan State University. I caught up with O'shea to ask him about this year and beyond.
HrVarsity: How is the season going?
O'shea: So far not up to our expectations, but as a team we continue to grow and show enthusiam.
HrVarsity: Is this team better than last years in your opinion?
O'shea: Yes and No. Experience has played a factor. We've played underclassemen at key positions this year.
HrVarsity: How do you feel about being match up with the opponent best receiver?
O'shea: I feel its a challenge. I like to go against our best receiver Paul Gostomski in practice. I also study the receivers on film and look for tendencies in their routes.
HrVarsity: It early but, Any College looks yet?
O'shea: Looks from Delaware St. and NC Central
HrVarsity: Would you rather play man or zone and why?
O'shea: Man because I love the press coverage and zone seems so limited.
HrVarsity: Good luck on the rest of the season