Junior Prospect - Ryan Stanchek

Duane Long has the latest on Cincinnati LaSalle lineman Ryan Stanchek.

Ryan Stanchek is one of Cincinnati's best players this year. He stands at 6-5, 255 and has run a 5.0 40, and he can play at either DL or OL. Stanchek has already had a busy week, and it will continue through the weekend.

"I was at Indiana (Tuesday)," he said. "I will be up for the Ohio State spring game on Saturday, but I will also be at the Indiana spring game on Friday."

Ryan will also be having a busy summer as he will be going to Nike Camp in Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Tech) and will also be camping at at least three schools.

"I know I will be going to Ohio State, Indiana, and Michigan State one-days," he said. "Maybe I will be staying at Ohio State longer… I could possibly go to Maryland, but that is a bit far away from home. I want my parents to see me play. I'll maybe go to ND for a one-day; I'm not sure about that one."

His choice to camp at schools that are closer to home reflects a choice he has made as far as where he wants to go to school.

"I want to play close to home," he said. "At first, I was looking at Colorado and Florida and a couple of others, but the more I thought about it, the more they were too far away from home."

So what schools are interested?

"Northwestern's giving me a lot of attention, but Ohio State, Indiana and Michigan State are giving me the most," he said.

Ryan is looking for the best fit for him academically and a place where he can play early, but one school does stand out.

"I've always been a Buckeye fan," he said. "That's my dream."

When will the fine lineman decide?

"I don't know," he said. "I don't think I want to wait too long, but I don't want to be in a hurry either."

Ryan's favorite players are guys he has enjoyed watching in the trenches.

"Growing up, my favorite player was Anthony Munoz, but now it's Kevin Mawae and Kyle Turley," he said.

Ryan Stanchek is currently rated in the OFS overall top 30. He'll be one of the Cincinnati-area's most highly-recruited players this year.

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