Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jake Ryan: 2010 Michigan Commit -- Linebacker

Posted at 4:00pm -- 1/20/2010

Jake Ryan: 2010 Michigan Commit -- Linebacker

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220 lbs.
High School: St. Ignatius (Ohio)
High School Coach: Chuck Kyle
Position: Linebacker
Class: 2010 Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit)

The difference between Jake’s junior year film and that of his senior year is stark. Ryan has grown two inches or so and has picked up his game noticeably. Jake plays both middle linebacker and outside linebacker for one of the top high school programs in Ohio, maybe the entire country. We see him as a middle linebacker at Michigan. But so far some discussion has him starting out on the outside. His high school, St. Edwards, is not only an outstanding athletic school, but also a top area academic institution.

Plays a Physical and aggressive game. He is an excellent blitzer. Takes very good pursuit angles and shows excellent motor and hustle. Really finished his tackles and shows a surprising burst. Runs well in straight lines.

Needs Work:
Is a step slow filling and lateral movement needs to improve. Does not use his flipper very well and does not show ability to shed blocks. Needs to work on changing levels and bending his knees.
Reminds us of former Michigan players Carl Diggs or Sam Sword.

Written by GBMW Staff

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