One of the top defensive players in the state of Oregon is Bryson Breeze (5-10 175 Jr. LB/SS) of Lake Oswego. As most know the Junior standout is the brother of Oregon Ducks Safety Brady Breeze, the state’s top recruit in 2016.
The Lakers (5-1) have been a traditional power over the years and are back in the mix among TRL and state title contenders this season. Bryson started as a Sophomore, and has made a statement early in 2017, ranking statistically as one of the top defenders in the Northwest.
Speaking on the season thus far Bryson says, “I’m very excited about our team this year as we have become a really close group”. Adding, “As a team we want to win the league and put ourselves in a position to contend for the state title.”
Anybody that knows Bryson will tell you that he is one of the most laid back kids on the planet. That said as he plays with a unique fierceness that runs in the family. As of right now he projects as a collegiate strong safety while mostly playing linebacker for LO.
Talking on his brother and what he brings to the table Ducks safety Brady Breeze says, “Its pretty impressive to see how much stronger he has gotten, he’s always been a little stronger then me when I was his age, and he has that straight away speed.”
Lake O took a tough hit prior to the season, losing Oregon top ranked Junior LB Chris Todd to injury for the year. Bryson has stepped up big for the Lakers on D making play after play. Heading into week 7 he is an unquestioned TRL player of the year candidate, in a league filled with D1 athletes.
Referencing his recruitment Bryson says, “One of my long term goals is having a chance to play Ivy League football, with Harvard showing some interest along with Princeton.” Helping the matter is his 3.93 GPA and overall academic prowess.
Expect Lake Oswego to be in the 6A title hunt the next few seasons. The 2019 & 20 classes are both special, with this years talented senior group complimenting and leading the younger guys.
When all is said and done Bryson could go down as one of the school’s all time leading tacklers and best defensive athletes. His ability to read and track the ball is second to none. A win this Friday over defending state champion West Linn would help solidify a phenomenal season and potential player of the year campaign. We will keep you updated as Lake O is the real deal.