Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips safety Roderick Ryles has had a rough December. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back first had Arkansas, who he committed to in July, part ways with him. Then his undefeated Dr. Phillips team lost in the Class 6A State Championship to Miami (Fla.) Miami Central 42-27.
Despite the loss, the talented defender sees a lot of positives from his senior season.
"We got a lot accomplished this season," Ryles said. "We got past the second, third, and fourth round of the playoffs and we got to the state championship. We should have won but we didn't. It was still a good year though."
With his name back on the market, Ryles intends to take his time in making a second decision between now and Signing Day.
"Right now I am just waiting things out and see who contacts me before January," Ryles said. "Then I am going to sit down with my family and make my top four. Then I am going to take visits. After that I will decide."
Ryles talked about some of the schools he has recently heard from and who help to make up his offer list.
"I have offers from UCF, USF, Washington State, Michigan State, and Michigan," Ryles said. "Northwestern and Notre Dame have also been in contact with me."
At this point, the three-star defensive back has yet to schedule any official visits. When he does make his way onto campuses in January, he is looking for a good mix of opportunities on and off the field.
"I want to find a place with good academics and a committed coach," Ryles said. "I am looking for a school with a good business management program. I just want a good business program."
Academically, Ryles has earned an 18 on the ACT.