Brooklyn Star WR Likes Rutgers
Oct 26, 2016
By: Zach Links- SOR Head Staff Writer
Erasmus Hall's Sean Ryan isn't your average class of 2018 wide receiver. For starters, the Brooklyn, NY standout has six D-I Football Bowl Subdivision offers. But what makes him even more unique is his commitment to winning over individual accolades.
"I think I'm different from other wide receivers in that I really take pride in my blocking," the 6'3", 180 pound receiver said. "Don't get me wrong, I can do a lot offensively and I work hard at that, but doing the little things like that separate me from others. Some wide receivers are fixated on how many catches they have and their touchdowns, but I just want to do whatever I can to help my team win. Whatever the coach asks of me, he knows I'll do it."
Ryan's positive attitude and skill set have garnered him widespread interest from all over the country. As of this writing, he holds offers from six schools and says that Rutgers and Maryland are his top two schools. Syracuse, Temple, Western Michigan, and Bowling Green are also in the mix. More offers could be coming down the pike with interest from Pitt, Ohio State, Duke, Boston College, Clemson, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, UNC, South Carolina, Penn State, Texas A&M, and many more.
While he's comfortable with staying close to home or going away for school, Ryan admits that he can see the appeal in going to college in the tri-state area. Rutgers fits the bill for that and also checks a lot of his boxes when evaluating colleges.
"I like the coaching staff and I like being on their campus. Everything there is great. Their facilities are top notch and their coaches are really good and they treat you like family. They always keep in touch and they make sure I'm staying on top of things, on and off the field," said Ryan, who has spoken with multiple RU coaches, including head coach Chris Ash and wide receivers coach Jafar Williams.
Ryan tells StateOfRutgers.com that he is likely to make his final decision closer to National Signing Day so that he can visit all of his top schools and make an informed decision. In the interim, he is keeping focused on helping his team win and having the best possible season that he can. Last year, he had 48 catches for 427 yards and seven touchdowns. This year, he's setting the bar even higher.
"I want to become an even better player than I was last season and that means doubling my stats from last year."