QB Recruit Ryan West Talks to TCR
Ryan West, a 6’3” 205 lb. QB out of Oswego High School IL, recently received an offer from CMU. He also made himself available for a TCR interview and even “liked” our Facebook page — because he’s cool like that. Here’s what he had to say about the important stuff:
Strengths and Weaknesses
“My strengths are arm strength, quick release, pocket presence, scrambling ability and making quick reads…[I'm] probably more of a Pro-Style quarterback…my scrambling ability is pretty good…4.9 [time in 40 yard dash]. My area for improvement would probably be reading coverage when the defense drops 7 back.”
Offers and Interest
“The schools that have come into my school are Western Michigan, Michigan State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Iowa, Northwestern, Cincinnati and Toledo…Central Michigan is my only offer so far…I’m very interested in them, but I would like to keep my options open.”
Visit and Impressions
I went up there…it was a nice campus, a nice facility. They have an offense that I think I can succeed in. And the coaching staff, they’re just great people in general…I liked it a lot.
Decision and Time-frame
“Maybe mid July or early August, not June because I’ll be going to a lot of one-day camps during the summer…the camps that I’ll be going to are Northwestern, Michigan State, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana. And some of the 7 on 7′s that we are going to are Notre Dame and Illinois….I’m pretty firm with that [deciding over the summer].”
1.) Iowa 2.) Indiana 3.) Central Michigan 4.) Missouri 5.) Northwestern
As stated above, CMU is currently Ryan’s only offer. But given the time of the year and expressed interested from other schools, it’s likely that Ryan will receive additional D1 offers in the near future. Previously, his coach cited “daily” contact from programs such as Pitt and Illinois – so this kid is no slouch. In fact, he describes himself as a “leader” and “hard worker.” Furthermore, consistent with this blog’s philosophy that playing multiple sports is a good thing, Ryan also plays basketball for Oswego High. Let’s hope CMU remains among his leaders.