Spotlight '06: Don Bosco Speedster

The Rutgers staff has hardly made it a secret. Securing the state's top talent, will, at least in part, be accomplished by being there from the very beginning. The Scarlet Knights staff have made a multitude of first scholarship offers to athletes who by all accounts will soon be in the national spotlight. <b>Ryan Lindsey</b>, one of the state's top prospects, was another of the many local athletes on hand for the Rutgers Junior Day.

Ryan Lindsey is a 5-foot-8 and 160-pound speedster out of New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep.  This past year, Lindsey grabbed 40 catches for 750 yards.  Defensively, he made 70 tackles, hauled in 2 interceptions, and also contributed on special teams, adding 6 blocked punts.

Lindsey was one of many local standouts in attendance for the Rutgers Junior day last weekend.  Lindsey's impressions were not that of someone who had not been to his state school before, as he had toured Rutgers prior to Junior day.

"I had a good time," stated Lindsey.  "I got a good feel on what they are trying to do there.  Yeah, I saw them before [in reference to the facilities].  It's awesome."

Like many of today's rising high school athletes, Lindsey is spending a significant amount of time in the gym, improving his strength, speed, and agility, in preparation for upcoming camps and combines. 

We asked Lindsey to take us through one of his more general routines to give us a more specific idea of what goes on weight-lifting wise.

RLindsey: We will start with flat bench, either with band or chains, starting from 6 reps down to ones, for max.

Matei: How many sets?

RLindsey: About 5 or 6.

Matei: About how many times do you hit the gym in a week?

RLindsey: 3 to 4.

Lindsey's recruitment is just now beginning to pick up.  Already sporting an offer from his home state school, Rutgers, Lindsey is hearing from a number of other schools at this time.  Among them are Virginia, Maryland, Florida State, and Iowa.

Lindsey is planning on attending his next Junior Day at Virginia on February 19th.  Though still not certain, the speedy 4.4 prospect is also planning on attending the Nike camp and Elite combine during this upcoming spring.


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