dreads? you need to have dreads
Jake Ryan has COMMITTED to Michigan
Does his torso look too long? Can't have that, y'know.
Someone please answer lbpeley's question. Is the man top tall? Also, does he have hot dog fingers?
Do his ears hang low? Do they swing to and fro?
got the negs. I thought the comment was hilarious. +1.
I hope he can help fill our need at linebacker glad he decided to go blue
Tom Clancy will be most pleased.
I read his name wrong. I am a butthole for screwing that up. For clarity sake, we will just pretend this is Jack's younger brother, or his son if you want to get technical.
Plus 1 to you sir.
..Molly Ringwold might. Wasn't that the name of the guy in 16 Candles? No not Long Duck Dong (though I hear that guy runs a fast 40 but has some drinking issues).
Jack Ryan = Harrison Ford (50% of the time) = POTUSA in "Air Force One" where he watched the Michigan/Notre Dame game.
So I think it's safe to say that Jack Ryan is All In as well.
I'd rather have Jack Ryan then Jake Ryan anyways. Then, the next time we lose to the suckeyes we can blow up Columbus and conspire to have it look like Russia did it.
Great job coach,this class is getting better by the day.
But we need to wait for the assessment of the resident expert on that topic.
I have a bad feeling that Doctor Sherwin has a large collection of mannequin legs in his basement
(and surprised) if the legs were from mannequins...
When I see this kids name I think he is going to be a character in a new Tom Clancy novel. Can Jack Ryan's son, Jake, save the world?
jack ryan's son is also named jack.
News is he has legs like the grandfather from King of the Hill.
That didn't stop Cotton from killin' fiddy men.
Hopefully he is an Omamehesque why-wasn't-anybody-recruiting-him guy. But the question is if he'll move to DE by the time this is all over*?
Kid could fit at a number of LB spots... welcome aboard Jake.
Parker come on down!
An interview listed on Scout, Ryan said that he will play OLB at Michigan. Much to the chagrin of the Michigan faithful who were hoping he would be a ILB.
Something has to give. We can't have Kinard AND Wilkins AND Paskorz AND Rogers AND Ryan in the same class at the same position. Maybe Kinard really isn't going to qualify. Or maybe he considers the WILL position an outside linebacker.
If you consider our defense a 4-3 Under base D, which I do, then the WILL LB spot is technically an outside LB. It is similar to the BUCK LB in the 3-3-5 defense that he played at Ignatius. Of course, this is all speculation now, I'm sure he could move to MIKE if needed.
Well, Roh is listed as an OLB on the roster, and Steve Brown's position was clearly an OLB. So any linebackers who align themselves between those two positions should be, as I see it, an ILB. Therefore, Mouton at WILL is an ILB. If he's considered an OLB, then that means we have three OLBs on the field and only one ILB (Ezeh), which is just weird.
and 220 lb frame as a senior in high school, why would he project to OLB when our need is ILB? Am I missing something?
From the rivals article.
"I play outside linebacker and I would line up over the tight end," he said. "I would be an outside rush guy."
The way this staff recruits defense is to get a lot of bodies in place, then see where they best fit in the spring/fall etc.
"A lot of bodies" = 5 at the Quick position
I'm thoroughly confused right now, but it will all sort itself out, I guess.
Arrogance is earned, and we have.
This kid looks like an easy four star, great pick up
So we find out that the sleeper is really Jack Ryan's son Jake. Refresh my memory but I thought they only had a daughter in Patriot Games. I must have missed the last couple of books. Oh well, great pick up for Rich Rod to pull any kid out of Cleveland.
Jake was the illegitimate son in the last book about three wealthy Spanish landowners on a weekend in Manhattan.
He strayed from the formula, and he paid the price.
He looks like the newest edition to a group of very athletic but raw defensive players... even more of a reason to have a senior LB coach who knows what he is doing.
I'm gonna have to trust that RR knows what he is doing, and I look forward to this kid having some monster hits on Buckeyes in the future. Have confidence everyone!
I like the pick up, same situation as Emilien but hopefully more immediate upside and less injury concern.
1) Check the highlight video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhKjM55xRPI at about 1 minute awesome hit on the RB
2) looks like a solid blitzer with instincts for the ball
3) a bit rangy but will do well w/some barwis magic
4) will have to see if he can learn to play ILB
5) has frame (6'3") and speed (4.6 ish) to be a beast
What impressed my most about Jake Ryan was his instincts, he knew where the ball was and knew the best way to get there. The way he came off blocks and the speed was also very impressive. Hopfuly he looks that way in the years to come.
So does anyone have any insight about why he isn't more highly rated. He has good size, he seems to have decent speed and he has a great highlight video. He's a good tackler who always seems to knock the ballcarrier backwards. He looks tenacious and has a nose for the ball. What are his weaknesses?
My understanding is that coaches and the recruiting sites generally rate kids based mostly on their highlight videos. What are they seeing that I am not?
I'm a little more concerned why his only other offers are all from MAC schools.
If you want to know why he wasn't more highly rated, go look at his 2008 film and compare it to the 2009. He matured physically in a big way. Compare him in the vids to Scott McVey, the highly rated backer heading to tUOOSU. I really like this pickup.
Regarding his legs.... they don't look like stumps at all.... unlike Vinopal. I actually like this pickup. Well done RR. Kid has a frame that you build muscle around without losing speed. He looks athletic. And yes, the kid looks proportioned. Lol. Like an athlete.
Welcome aboard Jake!
He was injured at least part of his Junior Year I'm almost positive. I'm not sure how much time he missed, but if it was the majority of the season that would probably play a role in why BCS schools weren't as high on him, also could of limited him from going to camps and stuff.
...that no one on this board saw him play against DG when Inkster traveled to St. Ignatius on 10/17/09. Can anyone provide input on how he performed in that game against a top-notch QB? Just checkin', thanks.
Big ups for the Three Amigos nod.
If he is already 6'3" and 220/230, i'd imagine that he'll be 245ish by the time he's a JR... Sounds like a solid ILB to me... I like this one a lot.
Is he going to bring the hot blond from the movie with him? Seriously, welcome Mr. Ryan. Sounds like a pretty solid player making All State in OH. Get him signed and get him to work!
I also like the fact that he can potentially have immediate impact.... I see paskorz, rogers, kinard, wilkins, etc. as players that are big projects who have to grow into their positions... Ryan is a REAL LB no project... no teaching.. i like it
Does anyone else have a feeling that RichRod has already found the LB Coach and the lb coach has found his gems of linebackers and offered them.
This kid will be a beast at Michigan! Welcome home kid its nice to have you in the family.
I don't care about the so called experts and their stars. This kid can play! It is evident that at 6'3 225 he has all of the measurables. He is also very athletic and mean. I watched Mike Taylor's(4* Fl commit) highlight tape right after watching Jake's and the only difference was that Jake is a lot bigger and more physical than Mike.
Great pick up coach!
then I'm quite happy to have a Jake since the one that went to the Dolphins worked out just fine.
Welcome Jake, us rabid fans welcome you and can't wait to see you reach your potential wearing a helmet with wings.
I feel like I am the only one that hasn't read a Clancy book. All of those jokes flew way over my head. At any rate I am very happy about this commitment. Can't wait to see him in the maize and blue.