Saturday, February 27, 2010
Jake Ryan: 2010 Michigan Wolverine -- Linebacker -- Signing Day Recap
Posted at 4:00pm -- 2/27/2010
Jake Ryan: 2010 Michigan Wolverine
Weight: 220 lbs.
High School: Cleveland St. Ignatius (Ohio)
Head Coach: Chuck Kyle
Recruiter: Coach Bruce Tall
Class: 2010 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Signed)
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. His high school, St. Ignatius, is not only an outstanding athletic school, but also a top academic institution within the area. GBMW envisions Jake as a middle linebacker at Michigan. But so far some discussion has him starting out on the outside.
Jake plays a physical and aggressive game, is an excellent blitzer, takes very good pursuit angles and shows an excellent motor and hustle. Jake really finished his tackles and shows a surprising burst and runs well in straight lines.
Jake is a step slow filling the hole and his lateral movement needs to improve. He does not use his flipper very well and does not show the ability to shed blocks. He also needs to work on changing levels and bending his knees.
Jake reminds GBMW of this former Michigan Wolverine:
Carl Diggs or Sam Sword.
Red-shirt or play his freshman year:
Jake will most likely red-shirt.
Where do they rank him:
ESPN: 3-Star .. #58 at position.
Rivals: 3-Star .. #30 at position.
Scout: 3-Star .. #81 at position.
Jake showed a big improvement from his junior year to his senior year in high school -- can that continue? Jake will be a very good special teams player and possibly in a couple of years become a good linebacker for Michigan. He shows the qualities you want, being a good blitzer, taking good pursuit angles and also just making plays.
Written by GBMW Staff
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