Gary Bryant hopes for a breakthrough — and more snaps — with Oregon
The transfer portal isn’t slowing down whatsoever. The USC Trojans have been active in the portal but have seen a flurry of players leave for other programs.
One recent shakeup is WR Gary Bryant Jr. heading to the Oregon Ducks, and Ducks Wire is all over the addition of Bryant.
Bryant had narrowed down his list recently, and with additions such as Dorian Singer and returnees Brendan Rice and Mario Williams, playing time was going to be hard to find for Bryant.
With Box Nix receiving a new threat, here’s a rundown of Bryant’s time at USC, and the 2021 season sticks out more than anything else. We wish Bryant the best in Eugene, though we also hope he loses to the Trojans in Autzen Stadium on November 11.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 06: Gary Bryant Jr. #1 of the USC Trojans rushes after making a reception past the defense of Daniel Isom #3, and Jahad Woods #13 of the Washington State Cougars during the first half of a game at Los Angeles Coliseum on December 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Bryant had just seven catches for 51 yards across five contests.
Oct 9, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Gary Bryant Jr. (1) tries to break away fromm Utah Utes safety Zemaiah Vaughn (16) during the fourth quarter at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
The 2021 campaign was by far Bryant’s best at USC: He had 44 catches, with 579 yards and seven scores in 10 games.
BOULDER, CO – OCTOBER 2: Wide receiver Gary Bryant Jr. #1 celebrates with offensive lineman Jonah Monheim #79 and offensive lineman Brett Neilon #62 after a fourth quarter touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 2, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Bryant had a minimal 2022 season: two catches for 15 yards in three games. With Mario Williams, Jordan Addison, and Brendan Rice all transferring in during the offseason, Bryant’s role took a massive hit.
GARY BRYANT'S SKILL SET
phew Gary Bryant Jr. knows a thing or two about gassing defenses over the top
Tracks the deep ball well and consistently wins downfield against single coverage. He's going to reap from the slot for USC this fall. pic.twitter.com/yhxvitNniZ
— Cole Topham (@HamAnalysis) July 28, 2022
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 25: Gary Bryant Jr. #1 of the USC Trojans celebrates scoring a touchdown with Tahj Washington #16 and Michael Trigg #8 during the first quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
The other two finalists for Gary Bryant Jr. were Arizona and Texas A&M. There was a 1-in-3 chance Bryant would not stay in the Pac-12. The odds wer not in USC’s favor.