Texas A&M is pipelined into one of the best high school programs in the state of Texas. The Aggies currently have 4 players from DeSoto, and during the weekend of the 19th they hosted another exciting prospect from that area. DeSoto's Ryan Polite leads one of the state's most prolific offenses. The 6'2", 185-pound Polite spoke to Websider about his first junior day visit to A&M a few weeks ago.
"Seeing all of my old teammates from DeSoto was one of the best parts of the visit. I talked to Cyrus for a while because we are really close. He asked me how my season went and he told me how much he liked it up at A&M. My freshman year he kind of took me under his wing so I look up to him like a big brother. He told me to go through all of my recruiting trips and to go where I feel most comfortable," said Polite.
"I liked the visit a lot it has a real homey feel down there. We had meetings with our recruiting and position coaches. In the position meetings we got to watch film with Jerrod and the rest of the quarterbacks. They were breaking down coverage on Georgia's defense. I learned a lot just sitting in the meeting with them. Jerrod was like another coach. He knew the whole offense and knew where everyone should be all of the time. That's exactly what I want to be able to do."
After the meeting Polite met with Coach Cromwell, who told him what kind of players they were looking for and that they were a young team with a lot of explosive talent.
Ryan is open to playing other positions when he gets to college but he prefers to stay at his natural position.
"I hope that I can play quarterback but I am open to anything that will get me on the field. I haven't played defense in a while but I would if the coaches wanted me to. I could see myself as a safety."
Polite has yet to pick up his first offer, but several schools have been sending mail his way. Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, and Houston have interest in the DeSoto product. Polite finished his junior season with 4,056 passing yards and 39 touchdowns.
"Playing with all the talent we have at DeSoto it makes my job a lot easier. On offense, I can throw a ball short and they can still make a big play with it. Marcus Murphy can run the ball and that allows the passing game to open up. On defense, we have a bunch of athletes all of the field and that makes my job easier."
Ryan finds himself in the middle of a "house divided" many times during the year because his mother is from Oklahoma and his father is from Texas.
"I always liked Oklahoma and Texas. It's weird but for some reason I've always liked both schools growing up. My mom is from Oklahoma and my dad is from Texas and they always go at it during football season so I just stay in the middle. I was hearing from Texas during the season but I haven't heard from them lately. I haven't heard from OU yet. "
Polite has set up different camps and combines to keep him in shape and to gain more exposure during the offseason.
"I have an elite camp coming up in a few weeks and I have the Army combine coming up after that."
Ryan Polite Discusses Junior Day Visit
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