|Son of NY Jets head coach says he is "All In"|
|by David Hood - Senior Writer - Sunday, January 27, 2013 6:56 PM||
Seth Ryan said he knew ten minutes into a conversation with Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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The 2013 ATH/WR prospect out of Summit High School in New Jersey told TigerNet before his visit that he wanted to walk on either at Clemson or Texas A&M, but his visit went so well he already knows where he belongs.
“The first thing I want to tell you is that I am All In,” Ryan told TigerNet Sunday evening. “I was completely blown away with everything and Coach [Dabo] Swinney especially. The way he cares about his players is amazing – he is one of the best players’ coaches in the nation. I got a great feel for that with him. My parents love the facilities, the stadium, the way they structure their academics and how their academics come first. I got along great with recruits, and everything that I wanted in a college was there.”
Ryan said he fell in love with Death Valley, and can’t wait to see the stadium come alive on game day.
“The stadium is huge,” he said. “I love the way they come out and get on the bus, and they drive around the stadium and the place is going nuts. And then they have Howard’s Rock on the hill – there is no other school in the country that does anything like that. When we were going over that part of it, it was sending chills down my spine. I want to be there right now.”
Ryan said he got to spend time with Stanton Seckinger, Patrick DeStefano and even spent time with Sammy Watkins.
“The whole day Saturday, we took tours of the academic and athletic buildings, and then we had dinner at the stadium,” he said. “We sat and talked to the players and coaches, and we were having a lot of fun just sitting at their table and talking, Sammy was a very cool guy, very laid back. Everybody was laid back and easy going, and you can tell they love being at Clemson. It is something I want to be a part of.”
Ryan said his parents fell in love with Clemson as well.
“My parents loved it,” he said. “I think you know how much my dad loved it. My mom loved it, too. She loved the family-oriented atmosphere. My mom loved the atmosphere, and she is going shopping for her orange.”
He said it didn’t take him long for him to realize where he wanted to be.
“It was about ten minutes into my talk with Coach Swinney,” he said. “Throughout the whole thing, I kept thinking this is what I imagined college would be. When I went into my meeting in Coach Swinney’s office, he blew me away with how much he cares about his players and how he structures everything. I was thinking, ‘This is what I want.’ Later that night, I told them I was going to commit to Clemson.”
Ryan said he will graduate high school on June 20th, and will be in Clemson to start summer school classes three days later.
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