Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall three-star wide receiver Sean Ryan said, “it's coming down to that time” regarding a commitment status but he is not ready yet.
For Ryan to make a commitment, with three Big Ten schools making a push, it will be a family decision.
“I think I'm close but it all comes down to when my parents are ready and where they feel good about me spending the next four years of my life,” Ryan said. “I'm just enjoying my recruitment.”
Rutgers, Nebraska, Maryland and Syracuse are the most aggressive in Ryan's recruitment. The Huskers are Ryan's newest offer, and hosted him on a visit three weeks ago with family.
“I know a lot about Nebraska now,” Ryan said. “I did a lot of research. At first, I was just surprised by it. (The offer) was a shocker. My parents really fell in love with the school, so we're looking at them.”
Maryland continues to keep tabs on Ryan, who wore a Terps sweatshirt at Sunday's Nike Opening event in New Jersey.
“They're always keeping in touch,” Ryan said. “That coach is a pretty good coach with a great staff. They keep in contact from time to time and making sure I'm doing well. I like what they're doing.”
Rutgers hosted Ryan and teammate Aron Cruickshank twice during its own spring campaign.
“That's a great program, and I would definitely love to spend four years there,” Ryan said. “That's not an issue. They're definitely a big part of my recruitment. They've played a major role. They're always keeping in contact and I'm there for a lot of visits.”
Rutgers' most improved player in spring camp, linebacker Deonte Roberts, comes from Erasmus Hall.
“They're a great program now with coaches that really care about you,” Ryan said. “They're locked in and focused on getting you ready for after college. It's not just about football. That's what's always stood out to me about the school.”
Does it matter that Rutgers offered first?
“They made me who I am today,” Ryan said.
On the same weekend that Ryan watched Erasmus Hall product Curtis Samuel go 40th overall to the Carolina Panthers, the 6-foot-4 receiver competed in the Nike Opening event from the New York Jets practice facility.
“I love this level of competition,” Ryan said. “I want to get better, and this is a chance to compete against guys that have the same scholarship opportunities as I do. That's what brought me there, just to test myself.”