Epperson who boasts a bench press of 300 pounds and a squat max of 500 pounds earned District Newcomer of the year honors at LB back in 2004. In 2005 Ryan was named District Defensive MVP along with honorable mention all-state. Ryan who also spends time at FB notched 175 tackles, and 6 sacks in 2006 was named first team all-East Texas and second team all-state.
Besides starring on the gridiron Epperson is also a key contributor for the Bears baseball team where he plays catcher.
"My biggest strength is my awareness and that I have a nose for the ball, this off-season I am looking to work on my speed mainly," said the Brownsboro LB.
"Right now Texas Tech is my favorite, I just loved the school when I visited," said Epperson.
Epperson this summer has a busy slate planned. Look for the Brownsboro senior to be at a mini-camp at Texas A&M along with playing summer baseball and 7 on 7.
"Academics will be important to me along with program prestige and a chance at playing time," replied the future Kinesiology major.
Don't look for a decision from Ryan until after the 2007 season however as Ryan plans on focusing on leading his young Bears teammates back to the playoffs in 2007.