American Heritage sports camp honors Greg Bryant Jr.’s memory


Once more, shirts with the No. 4 and the name “Bryant” across the top graced the field at American Heritage.

More than a year after the — emphasis on “the” — No. 4, Greg Bryant Jr., was slain in a shooting on Interstate 95, there was not just one No. 4 juking defenders, turning upfield and sprinting to the end zone. There were dozens of kids, ranging from elementary school-aged to high schoolers, wearing his number on T-shirts as they worked in drills in Delray Beach.

Bryant’s father, Greg Bryant Sr., hosted a sports camp for all sports and all ages at his son’s alma mater, where he coaches the football team’s defense, on Saturday.

“It’s little Greg, my son,” Bryant said. “This is his vision. This is what he wanted. He always wanted to give back to the community, he always wanted to do whatever he can to help out these kids.

“That’s what he wanted to be known for. He didn’t want to be just known for playing sports and playing in the NFL. He wasn’t into that. He wanted to see younger kids after him become successful.”

Bryant said the camp has been in the works for about six months, and that he thinks more than 250 children attended, though he didn’t have exact numbers.

“I have no idea (how many children attended),” Bryant said. “I just know I ordered 80 shirts of elementary, high school and middle school. And they’re all gone. You can do the math.”

The camp featured football drills on the Stallions’ turf football field and soccer drills on other fields. The baseball field housed several bounce houses for children who didn’t want to play sports.

“It’s all about helping God give Greg what he wanted,” Bryant said. “Greg wanted to be great and he wanted to be remembered, no matter what. It’s my job to make sure I do that for him, and I’m glad to help God make that happen.”

Several American Heritage alumni showed up to volunteer at the camp, including Florida Atlantic’s Greg Joseph and Devin Singletary and Purdue’s Cameron Posey. Atlantic alumni Brandon Flowers and Preston Parker also attended.

“It feels pretty good (being at Heritage),” Singletary said. “I haven’t been here in a (while).”

Singletary, who had a dominant career in the backfield for the Stallions in his own right, played on the same team as Bryant during Singletary’s freshman year.

“It shows how much of a good effect he had on a lot of people in a positive way,” Singletary said. “He always had a big smile on his face.”

Bryant Jr., a former five-star recruit who played at Notre Dame before transferring to Alabma-Birmingham, was killed on May 7, 2016. No arrests have been made in the case.

Benjamin player signs with Virginia: Benjamin offensive lineman Martin Weisz (6-6, 305), who will be a senior in the fall, committed to the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, announcing his decision on his Twitter account.

“It’s really a great place,” Weisz said. “I’m so fortunate to be here.”

Weisz, who 247Sports’ composite ranking rates as a three-star prospect, chose Virginia over several Ivy League schools, Florida Atlantic, Kentucky and more. Weisz is No. 15 on The Post’s Big Board.



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