Brant is from Greenville, SC where he aspired to be a mechanical engineer. He began attending college at Anderson University as part of a dual-degree program that ended with him at Clemson University. Brant graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering, the Clemson degree being in mechanical engineering. He started with Cross at the beginning of 2016 as the mechanical design engineer for the Robotics team. While in college, Brant played NCAA basketball, football, and track and field. He and his wife, Emily, are settled in the Charlotte area.