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Greg Bryant Jr. De-Commits from Oklahoma; Will Auburn Benefit?

What's been rumored for weeks has finally become official as running back Greg Bryant Jr. has officially de-committed from Oklahoma. Bryant committed to the Sooners on March 31, a day after taking an unofficial visit to OU, but he soon began to have second thoughts and has been looking at other schools.

Bryant is a rising senior at American Heritage in Delray Beach, Fla. The 5-11, 196-pound back is currently a four-star on Rivals and 247Sports, but that ranking may change when the sites update their rankings following the summer camps. Bryant was a standout at the Rivals Five-Star Challenge, impressing those in attendance with his hands and footwork and proving that he's an all-around back. A few weeks later, at The Opening, he impressed once again. Could he get a fifth star? That is a definite possibility.

So, why are we writing about an Oklahoma de-commit? Well, because Auburn may have played a role in his change of heart. Bryant visited Auburn on June 9, and has kept in contact with the coaches since his visit. He plans to take an official visit to the Plains this fall. There has also been some talk that he may take another unofficial visit to Auburn before his senior season begins. Does this mean he is flipping to Auburn? Maybe, but not necessarily. Bryant has also expressed interest in South Carolina and has said he plans to take an official visit to see the 'Cocks this fall. Will he make a final decision before his senior season? That very well could be the case. He is certainly one to watch closely as things could develop very quickly or drag on for a few weeks.

Auburn would like to add a second running back to this star-studded 2013 recruiting class to pair with four-star Jordan Wilkens, and the Tigers are squarely in the mix for two of the country's best in Bryant and Derrick Green. With 17 commits, space is getting tight, and Auburn will take whomever jumps on board first.