May the recruitment of Class of 2018 wide receiver Sean Ryan serve as a case sample nationwide of the good and bad of the process.
Ryan did his own version of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles working his way from one college campus to another, on his own dime and sometimes by himself, diligent throughout the process looking for his best fit at the next level. In the end, a head football coach demonstrating to be genuine and sincere over braggadocios or cocky proved to be the winning touch on landing the underrated three-star talent.
Ryan jumped on college scouting boards across the country after helping Eramus Hall to a 10-2 record in 2016. Showcasing his receiving skills was one thing, but coupled with his 6-3.5, 193 pound, frame was all 10 college programs needed to drop an offer. Ryan secured offers from Maryland, Rutgers, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Syracuse, Boston College, Nebraska and Purdue but a Saturday, July 29, visit to Temple was what sealed the deal connecting the Owls to the rising Brooklyn standout. Temple won out over a July 31 posted Top 4 of Temple, Rutgers, Boston College, and Purdue.
In a Recruiting News Guru exclusive interview, I sat down with one of the top 2018 prospects in the state of New York to find out how the Owls’ coaching staff gained Ryan’s verbal commitment.
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