Switzer Talks Penn State

Top Mountain State 2013 prospect Ryan Switzer has burst onto the recruiting scene this summer. He talks to Fight On State about his early favorite schools and his busy summer.

Charleston, W.V., standout WR Ryan Switzer has already racked up four offers, and he hasn't even begun his junior year of high school. Those four are Wake Forest, Marshall, Ohio, and Bowling Green, and he thinks that several others are close to joining them.

"Kentucky, WVU, and Penn State all say they are close to offering," Switzer said.

And one of those schools in particular, Switzer is very interested in.

"I am always going to weigh all my options, but I can tell you that right now Penn State is number one," Switzer said. "Right now, If there was a school that I would commit early to it would be Penn State."

There are several things that the George Washington High School standout likes about the Lions.

"I like the history and the tradition," Switzer said of Penn State. "I like everything Penn State stands for, they are always a top level program no matter what."

He added, "I like the fact that they are one of the most respected programs, basically everything that goes into being a football player at Penn State I like."

Switzer visited Happy Valley for camp at the end of June, and liked what he saw.

"Coach Kavenaugh toured me around," Switzer said. "And showed me the facilites and everything, then I went through a workout -- catching passes, route running, they timed me in the 40 and the shuttle, and they did some one-on-one drills."

He continued, "They were extremely interested in me, and I fell in love with it."

Penn State is a school that has always intrigued the speedy Switzer.

"I had always known about Penn State," Switzer said. "But it wasn't until I got up there and listened to the coaches and players talk about how involved that they are in the community and stuff I realized about it."

Another school that Switzer grew up on was West Virginia, he used to go to Mountaineer games with his family. But he doesn't have a dream school -- and he is still trying to take the entire process in.

"It's surreal," Switzer said. "I haven't been able to sit down and really reflect on everything, but hopefully when the final decision is made I will be able to soak it all in and realize whats happening."

Switzer finishes up his summer camping circuit Friday at Florida State.


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