A month and a half after leaving Vanderbilt a second time, Darien Bryant has found a new place to ply his football wares.
While the school has yet to announce his addition, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CFT that Bryant has decided to transfer into the West Virginia football program. The tight end-turned-defensive lineman-turned-(?) will join the Mountaineers initially as a walk-on.
Bryant was expected to be in attendance at a team meeting Wednesday morning in his first “official” act as a Mountaineer.
As he graduated from Vandy in May, Bryant will be eligible to play immediately in 2014. He will also have two years of eligibility remaining.
Ohio University was also a consideration for Bryant before he moved on to WVU.
Bryant was a three-star member of the Commodores’ 2011 recruiting class, rated as the No. 30 tight end in the country. Following his first departure and return to Vandy, he moved from that position to defensive end. In leaving Vandy for good, Bryant wanted to move back to offense and play H-back/tight end or be utilized as a big wide receiver (he’s listed at 6-4, 230); it’s unclear how he’ll be used in Morgantown.