RB Bryon Threats was the “big play” guy for Dublin Coffman last Friday against Olentangy High School. He scored on runs of 6, 15, and 42 yards. He also returned a kickoff for 82 yards. All in the first half. For the game, he had 121 yards on 8 carries.
Watching Bryon play football is special for me. I know some of upbringing and I appreciate his effort. He told me that his mom deserves so much credit and love. She is a single mom who is raising three boys.
Bryon transferred from Mifflin High School after his freshman year. I remember watching some of his play back then. He transferred to Dublin Coffman before his sophomore year. Last year, he sat the first five games, because of the transfer rule. He uses missing that time as motivation, because he feels that he is behind in his development. Maybe??
His favorite college football player is Rondale Moore from Purdue University. Moore is 5’9-180 receiver who had 11 catches his first game this fall. Everybody tells Moore that he is not big enough for big time football, which drives him to be the best. Bryon uses that same motivation.
“There is really nothing that I feel that I cannot do.” Not really a me-me guy, but a 5’10-190 junior who believes in himself and his work ethic. He hates losing at anything. In fact, the worst thing about football is losing a game. As he says, “it will happen, but I hate it.” The best thing about football – “there are so many life lessons to be learned. Football makes you a better man.”
Bryon Threats is one of the very top players in the Ohio Class of 2021. Excellent quickness. Good initial burst through the LOS. Fast. Says that he has dropped from a 4.6 to a 4.5. Breaks tackles. Excellent vision. One of MSR’s top running back prospects, along with Roger Bacon’s Cory Kiner.
As much as I like him carrying the ball, he has the size and toughness to play a nickel corner back. Closes well on the ball. Needs to keep working on hip flexibility, but will be fine. Improving his speed is still huge for him.
Bryon has the athleticism to play any skill position. BUT his toughness, drive, and competitiveness makes him special.
As recruiting is starting to pick-up, he is hearing from the typical schools. Offers from Cincinnati and Purdue, among others.
My advice to him is to keep getting faster and more flexible. Focus on schools that will develop him. Big isn’t always better.
Bryon Threats is one with a story. As the story continues to get better and better, I am excited for him.