After taking a week off from scouting last week due to the Tar Heels first round NCAA Tournament game and preparations for the opening of spring camp, the Heel Tough Blog was back on the virtual recruiting trail. This time, we got a look at Tar Heels 2021 signee Bryson Nesbit, as he and the South Mecklenburg Sabres took on one of the more historic programs in the state of North Carolina in an out-of-conference matchup with the A.L. Brown Wonders. Here is a breakdown of his performance from back on March 26th.
finished the day catching five of his nine targets for 92 yards, including a huge 58 yard reception on his final catch of the day for his longest reception of the season. He did not finish the night with a pancake, but had a tremendous night blocking, something that was a bit of a question mark about his game after his junior year because of how much he was used out wide.
Nesbit had a really impressive game in this one on Friday night, and there is plenty to be excited about when it comes to this tight end who is set to join the team in the fall. Last year was Nesbit’s first season of high school football, so he was still working on some of the technical aspects of his game and had a rather slender frame. This year, however, he has a much more developed frame and that has paid wonders for him. The biggest area that it has benefited him is as a blocker, an area that he was simply phenomenal in on Friday night, as was dominant in both run and pass blocking reps while being matched up against one of the most athletic pass rushers in the state of North Carolina in the 2022 class in 4✮ OLB Torren Wright. While the blocking was tremendous, he continues to thrive as a receiver, as well. He is a strong route runner and does a great job of finding the open grass and he has some impressive speed for a tight end that makes him dangerous after the catch. Combine that with his ability to climb the ladder to make plays on the football and he just continues to show how good of a fit he could end up being under John Lilly in this Phil Longo system.