The inaugural commit of the 2017 App State class, Ryan Huff will play one of the safety spots for the Mountaineers. A three-year starter at Cedar Shoals, Huff was a standout despite playing for three different coaches in four seasons and no playoff appearances. Huff even played out of position at outside linebacker for most of his junior season, in an effort to support a new defensive scheme. Huff will likely start his career behind good fiend and Mountaineer starter A.J. Howard.
Huff was named to the Athens All-Area team for a second consecutive season.
Huff is a rock-solid safety who can handle a variety of coverage schemes, including man coverage. He’s also very effective in coming down in run support and actually hits with the authority of a linebacker. Huff has great length which aides him in getting his hands into passing lanes. Huff is a quiet leader who lets his game do the talking, but don’t let his unassuming character lead you to believe he’s not a fierce competitor.
RECRUITING COORDINATOR & COACH SCOT SLOAN ANALYSIS
RYAN HUFF HIGHLIGHTS
KEY MOMENT: The whole reel is a collection of him hitting people and them going backwards, but at 2:02 you see him up in the line at the goal line making a play.
APP STATE MANIA ANALYSIS
Huff is like having a linebacker in the secondary with great range. He uses those long arms to get into passing lanes and just drives people with his body. Huff could play either safety spot, but watch for him to work more at strong safety or in a nickel role. Has great zone cover vision but will come up in man coverage when needed.