Troy DT/OL Getting Attention

There's already been plenty of talk about Troy (OH) DT prospect Todd Denlinger, but his teammate, DT/OL Ryan Custer, is also getting plenty of early attention.

Plenty of attention has already been given to Todd Denlinger, the excellent DT prospect out of Troy, OH who will rate as one of Ohio's top overall prospects this year. However, his teammate DT/OL Ryan Custer (6-4, 290) is also a fine looking prospect and is already hearing from a wide variety of schools as he's hearing from West Virginia, Colorado, Michigan State, Pitt, Kentucky, Navy, Air Force, Yale, Harvard, Duke.

It's not hard to guess based on that list that Custer is an excellent student.

"I got a 3.75," he said. "I'll be taking the SAT in two weeks."

Not surprisingly, education will play the biggest role for Ryan in picking a college. He is looking to either go into engineering or a tech major.

"That is going to determine what I do as far as college is concerned," he said.

Ryan said he would like to hear more from Notre Dame, Michigan and Purdue. He will also be attending Ohio State camp, Nike Camp, and the MSL camp. 

"I think I'm going to Michigan camp," he added.

Right now, the focus athletically for Ryan is all on football.

"I'm not playing a spring sport," he said. "I didn't play a winter sport. We're doing "Bigger, Stronger, Faster", so we don't do maxes. I do 235 for five reps. The last time I tried to max I did a 290 bench."

Ryan is a prospect who could play on either side of the ball in college. He may get his first look on defense, but he could easily play OL as well.

"I prefer defense, but I'm fine with playing offense," he said. "That won't factor into my decision."

Ryan has been on the Bowling Green campus with teammate Todd Denlinger, but that is the only college he has been so far. Don't look for him to decide until he looks around some more.

"I don't know when I'm going to make a decision but I think I'm going to wait and take my visits," he said.


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