Bear Bryant is one of the greatest coaches in all of college football history and was the greatest coach Alabama ever had. His legacy is so great that all of his descendants have gone to Alabama and it’s pretty much expected at this point. However, none of them have been possible football recruits up to now.
His great-grandson in Paul Tyson is a pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2019 who currently plays for Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama. For those not versed in geography, that is a suburb of Birmingham that is located about an hour drive away from Tuscaloosa where the University of Alabama is located.
However, AL.com caught up with him and it sounds like he is definitely keeping his options open to whichever school can convince him to go there. Here’s an excerpt from that story:
This next sentence is going to seem inconceivable, but it’s true. The great grandson of Paul “Bear” Bryant is being coached by a former protege of Gus Malzahn, says he might consider going to Clemsonand is visiting Notre Dame over spring break. College football recruiting is a crazy business in Alabama, but it has never seen anything quite like this.
Every single descendant of Paul Bryant has attended the University of Alabama, and now his first descendant with a chance to play college football is being courted by Alabama’s rivals.
“Growing up I was an Alabama fan, but now as I’m growing up and becoming more of an athlete and prospect I’d say I’m open to anybody,” Paul Tyson said. “Whoever has an interest in me.”
He’s already got some interest from high profile schools like Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Mississippi State that have already reached out to him.
[h/t CBS Sports]