Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99), Dexter Lawrence (90) and Austin Bryant celebrate after a sack against South Carolina.

NFL combine invitee: Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson (Thomas County Central) 

Twenty-five former Georgia high school football players have been invited to the scouting combine to be held Feb. 26-March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Georgia’s representation is tied for third most with California and trails Florida (51) and Texas (31), according to Ohio is next with 20. There are 338 invitees overall.

Today, we’ll take a look at Clemson’s Austin Bryant, who played at Thomas County Central: 

Austin Bryant, Clemson, 6-6, 280. DE, Thomas County Central, Pavo: Played in Clemson’s defensive line rotation for his entire career. He finished with 153 tackles, 35 tackles for losses, 20 sacks, 32 quarterback pressures in 1,807 defensive snaps over 51 career games. He made 29 starts. “Very proud of him,” Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables told The State (Columbia, S.C.) recently. “He’s the quietest of that group, but he’s had a great year and takes a back seat to nobody. He’s been a great leader,” Venables said. “He’s ultra successful. He’s worked incredibly hard along the way. He may not be talked about outwardly outside of our football building, but inside we have great appreciation for Austin and all he’s done.”

Here are the other players with Georgia connections, who have been invited to the combine:

LB - Bryson Allen-Williams, South Carolina, Cedar Grove

CB - Blace Brown, Troy - Cherokee

DE - Austin Bryant, Clemson - Thomas County Central 

OL - Chuma Edoga, USC - McEachern 

QB - Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State - Richmond Hill 

WR - Terry Godwin, Georgia - Callaway 

OL - Donnell Greene, Minnesota - Kell 

LB - Terez Hall, Missouri - M.L. King 

WR - Mecole Hardman, Georgia - Elbert County 

CB - Montre Hartage, Northwestern - Crisp County 

RB - Elijah Holyfield, Georgia - Woodward Academy 

OL - Mitch Hyatt, Clemson - North Gwinnett 

DL - Darryl Johnson, North Carolina AT&T - Camden County 

OL - Tyler Jones, N.C. State - Stephenson 

LB - Tre Lamar, Clemson - Roswell 

DE - Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia - Tucker 

WR - Jakobi Meyers, North Carolina State - Arabia Mountain 

TE - Isaac Nauta, Georgia - Buford (graduated from IMG Academy, Florida)

DL - Dontavius Russell, Auburn - Carrollton 

WR - Darius Slayton, Auburn - Greater Atlanta Christian 

DE - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State - Stephenson 

LB - D'Andre Walker, Georgia - Langston Hughes 

DB - Ken Webster, Mississippi - Stockbridge 

CB - Rock Ya-Sin, Temple - Southwest DeKalb

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