The opportunity to find a new home that felt welcoming was attractive to Bryson Wooten as he recently ended his recruitment by pledging to Edward Waters College (FL).

“I picked Edward Waters because of the close knit family atmosphere they have. I got a chance to spend a weekend down there before all this coronavirus stuff hit, so I have a good feel for the campus. The coaches also did a good job explaining how I would be utilized coming in and I felt comfortable with it.”

Trena Wooten, Bryson’s mother, mentioned having strong HBCU connections and family ties in the area as a big factors in their decision.

“I graduated from a HBCU (Savannah State) and this was exactly what our family wanted. I have a cousin and aunt that graduated from Edward Waters and I also have two cousins that currently live in Jacksonville, so the family support will be there and I like that. It just seemed like everything made sense.”

Wooten will likely get reserve minutes and be under the tutelage of senior Robert Thomas in year one, but still expect solid contributions from the 6-foot-3 Jones County product whenever his number is called.