He is one of the top five offensive tackles in the country and he now has two official visits set up, with another pending. Who is he?
Ryan Poles of Canandaigua (N.Y.) Academy is ranked as the No. 5 offensive tackle in the country and one of the top 100 players nationally. Although Ryan hails from upstate New York, not known as the mecca of high school football, he has gotten his share of attention from college recruiters. Some have labeled him as the best offensive lineman to come out of the state in the last 10 years.
“We usually don’t get too much publicity up here”, said Ryan. “We have a lot of good players that sometimes get passed by.”
Well, D-1 programs aren’t passing him by. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound senior with a 5.1-second 40-speed has had recruiters from up and down the east coast travel to the small town of Canandaigua just to get a glimpse of him.
“I’ve narrowed it down to a top three list for now. I’m most interested in Boston College, Georgia and Michigan State. Tennessee was up high on my list, but they dropped back.”
Poles is trying to set up an official visit with Michigan State for sometime during the season. He will be going to Boston College on Dec. 6 and Georgia on Dec. 13.
“I would like to set something up with Michigan State before the season ends. With BC and Georgia already set for the first two weeks in December I would like to make a decision before Christmas.”
Poles didn't want to name a leader.