Hometown: New Orleans,
LA (Isidore Newman HS)
All-state offensive lineman Matt Ryan from New Orleans, Louisiana has accepted a preferred walk-on role at Clemson while on a visit on Saturday night.
Ryan is the son of Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, nephew of Bills' head coach Rex Ryan and the cousin of Clemson holder Seth Ryan.
He had football offers from Akron and SE Louisiana and walk-on offers from Auburn, Clemson, Mississippi State and several others.
The Tom Lemming Report rated him as a three-star recruit and had the following description.
"On Film-#78 is a well-rounded guard with the size, quick feet and technique to play Division I ball.," Lemmings said. "Quick enough to play tackle on defense, he's best suited to play guard on offense. He does a good job of pinning and sealing his man to the side to open the hole, quick getting through the line of scrimmage and out to the second level, he can pull and trap with the best of them, and can dominate the point of attack. He shows good awareness and flexibility. On defense, he's an exceptional run stuffer who stops everything up the middle, causes pass deflections and plays hard until the whistle."
Some of his physical measurables include a 305-pound bench press and a 505-pound squat.
He will play for Team USA against Canada in the 2016 International Bowl on Jan. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 3 pm CT.