Men's Soccer Adds Three More To Impressive 2001 Signing Class
March 7, 2001
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Head Men's Soccer Coach Richie Grant today announced the names of three more signees who have agreed to play for the University of Memphis. Justin Dyer, Reid Greenslade and Jason O'Bryan are the latest additions to Grant's 2001 signing class, giving the Tigers a total of seven players for the upcoming fall season.
Dyer and Greenslade are both local talents and are currently teammates on Memphis Futbol Club's U-19 squad, under Head Coach Richard Bute.
Dyer (5-10, 165), a native of Germantown, Tenn., is a senior defender at Christian Brothers High School under Head Coach Didier Aur. He has been a member of the Tennessee Olympic Development team since 1996, leading them to a Regional Camp Championship in the summer of 1999.
"Justin makes us more solid in the back," said Grant. "He's a strong defender with good state and regional experience. He comes to us from MFC which has a great tradition of producing top-notch talent. He also plays for a very good high school team at CBHS."
Greenslade (5-8, 140) is a senior forward at Horn Lake High School in Mississippi, under Head Coach Dirk Bellhiemer. Along with Dyer, Greenslade is also a product of MFC and possesses extensive ODP experience as well, having been a member of the Mississippi State Team in 1994 and 1999.
"Reid is an intelligent center forward in the Tommy White (former Tiger) mold," said Grant. "He's a hard-working, physical player who will make the competition for starting roles even tougher. He's a good striker with great potential and fits in perfectly within our offensive scheme."
O'Bryan (6-1, 175) is a senior goalkeeper at Blue Valley North High School in Kansas City, Missouri. At the time of this release, Blue Valley North was currently ranked 21st in the nation. O'Bryan also captained his club side, the Kansas City Legends, to three seperate state titles in 1995, `97 and `00.
"Jason is a great keeper from a solid club background," said Grant. "We felt it was important to have three players competing for the starting job. We were strong there last season and we would like to have all three players, possessing high levels of talent."
"The whole class in general keeps getting better and better," said Grant. "We are delighted in the number of local players who enthusiastic about playing for Memphis. It's nice to be able to select from a list of players wanting to come here rather than having to search for them."