Ryan Earith from Papillion (Nebr.) LaVista South had a great camp at South Dakota State at the end of June. He received an offer -- but it wasn't a full-ride offer -- and went home to think about it. Days later the offer was upped and he accepted.
"I went to their camp," Earith said. "While I was there they offered me a 75% off the day of the camp. That was on June 30th.
"I spoke to them yesterday and they said that they would offer me a full-ride if I would immediately commit. So I committed right there."The two-way standout said that he worked out at two positions that the SDSU staff really aren't recruiting him to play. They see him moving down at the next level which is fine with Earith, but he does have a preference to which side of the ball he plays.
"While I was at camp I played tight end and defensive end, but they liked me at defensive tackle or offensive tackle. I told them that I would like to play defense in college and they said they would work with me."
Earith is around 250-pounds now so he knows that there is a need to develop his frame. Beyond the weight he wants to develop some moves to help him get to the quarterback.
"I know that I have to add some weight, but I really would like to work on my pass rush moves and also my footwork. They said that they would like to add about 30 pounds to my frame and I am about 246-pounds now down a little bit because of workouts."
The LaVista South team is doing early morning workouts that by the sound of it are pretty grueling. Earith says that it starts out with a morning lift, moves outside for conditioning and finishes us with position workouts for him.
"We lift in the mornings and then we go out and do about an hour of conditioning. Then they do 7-on-7 and the defensive line go off and do their thing and workout together."