A fantastic athlete with a great combination of size and speed, Lakes 2018 LB/ATH Ryan Selig excels on the gridiron as well as on the baseball diamond. We talked what it’s like being a standout 2 sport athlete, schools showing serious interest in him for football and how he leads on and off the field. He’s certainly a recruit that FBS schools need to keep an eye on.
You can find Ryan on Twitter @ryanselig_.
Lake Villa, IL
Wt: 210 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: You guys had a good year finishing at 6-4, but now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
RS: I want to get bigger, stronger, and faster to help my team. We have already started lifting as a team. On my own time I am doing supplementary lifts to become a better all around athlete. I am also working on eating better food along with getting more sleep.
LPI: You currently do not have any offers for football, but have multiple offers for baseball. What’s it like excelling in multiple sports? Do you think it gives you an athletic advantage?
RS: I feel very fortunate to have the ability to play both pretty well. I have a lot of fun competing in both sports. I think it definitely gives me an athletic advantage. Baseball is a sport that involves so much eye hand coordination I think it transfers over to the gridiron. On the other hand, football is a sport of changing direction and quick starts which I think helps me as an outfielder.
LPI: What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
RS: I think I can do a lot for a college football program. I’ve already played a lot of positions both offensively and defensively in my high school career. I was also our long snapper this year.
LPI: For football, what schools have shown serious interest in you and do you have any planned visits coming up?
RS: I made visits this year to Central Michigan, Illinois, Purdue, and Michigan State. Illinois has told me they plan to invite me to their JR day which I am looking forwarding to attending.
LPI: On and off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
RS: Off the field I try to lead by example, whether it’s picking up trash off a lunch table after everyone’s gone or checking up on a friend that’s had a bad day. On the field I lead by example but I’m also a very vocal leader. In the weight room I’m always the person hyping up their teammates to do their best. I am also the person to hold them accountable if they don’t give their best effort>
LPI: Tell me about some of your teammates that can play at the next level, but are getting overlooked by college coaches.
De’Angelo Hardy – D’Lo is just a sophomore, he started the entire season and was a huge playmaker for our offense. He’s a tall physical WR who can make a key block or go get a jump ball. He has great hands and will definitely be a kid schools will be interested in. I expect a lot from him this year.
Ethan Greenfield – Ethan is one our safeties who has been starting since his sophomore year. He’s a really physical player with a good balance of strength and speed. He’s extremely strong for his size, and can read an offense really well. On top of that he’s a great tackler in the open field.
Deven Lindsey – Deven is one our starting inside linebackers and a really good one. He’s a good blend of quickness and acceleration. Last year he was our most physical defensive player. Deven is an extremely passionate player and when you watch him play you can see he loves football.