Allison's an OSU All-Star

U-M recruiting fans know the Allison name well -- LB Roger had a great U-M Camp last summer, won himself a scholarship, and is an incoming Wolverine LB this fall. <br><br> Now another Allison is coming up fast in the recruiting race. <b>Ryan Allison</b> is a wide receiver who had a good U.S. Army Combine -- and last Saturday charged into prominence with one of the best overall OSU Nike performances. We taked to Ryan last (Tues.) evening.

Ryan Allison makes Nike catch
We have seen wide receiver Ryan Allison from Lake Orion, Mich., in action several times now. We first saw him last year when we went to Lake Orion to watch his brother Roger and his teammate Will Johnson -- both of whom are now incoming freshman Wolverines.

Next we watched Roger at this past January's U.S. Army Combine, where he had solid stats on a slow track: 6-2 1/2 195 lbs, 4.59 in the 40, 4.47 shuttle, 29 inch vertical jump, 16 bench press reps.).

But at the OSU Nike Camp Ryan went to a-whole-nother level, as he told us last night:

"I measured 6-3, 199 lbs. I told you Saturday what my two 40 yard dash heat times were: 4.31 secs. and 4.28 secs. I scratched my shuttle -- everyone in my group was slipping on the shuttle and we all scratched. I had a 36.2 inch vertical. And I did 19 bench press reps. (excellent for a receiver -- one can see from his photos that he's a weight-room warrior like his older brother)."

So have coaches been calling since Saturday?

"Yeah, my coach says they've been calling him."

Any scholarship offers?

"Just Eastern Michigan so far."

What summer camps do you intend to go to?

"I'll talk to my dad about it. But Michigan and Michigan State will be the two major ones. After that it's up in the air."

Your dad told me they were moving to Southern California. Do you have any interest in going out there?

"My mom has already moved, and my dad will move when I graduate from high school. But there was a report a little while ago that I wanted to go to school in California now -- that's not necessarily the case at all."

"I did visit UCLA during my spring break."

Do you have a list of favorites?

"Well, we'll see who offers me. So, without knowing that ... Michigan, Michigan State, UCLA ... and Notre Dame. I've been hearing from all of them."

Ryan also attended the Jan. 29 Michigan Junior Day.

And at the OSU Nike, Ryan made the 'catch of the day' -- the one that had everyone buzzing. Here it is below!

Ryan Allison The Catch of the Day

Ryan Allison - full body shot

Click here for more photos of Allison and other OSU Nike Campers:
OSU Nike Camp Photos
OSU Nike Camp - Top Three

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