Things Unchanged for Cole

Dawgman.com talked briefly to <b>Ryan Cole</b> yesterday, and here's what the 5-11, 205-pound running back from South Kitsap High School told us about recruiting and his off-season workouts.

"Nothing's changed really," Cole said. "I'm going to Oregon State this weekend, Northwestern on the 11th and Cal on the 18th. Coach Neuheisel is pushing, though. He wants me to be a Dawg."

Ryan maintains that he believes he'll be able to take his visits and announce his intentions on January 21st. "I should know by then, or at least be very close on the specifics," he said. He claims no leader from a list that includes Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Northwestern and Cal.

At one point Cole was talking about going out for the SK wrestling team, but decided to concentrate on his off-season workouts instead. "I thought about it, but just decided it was more important to focus on my workouts," he said. "I doing this thing called 'Bodylink'. It's a speed workout that helps you with your jumping and quickness. I also run a lot in the pool and am lifting weights too."

After being named Gatorade Player of the Year, there wasn't much that Ryan could have improved upon, but lo and behold the Bremerton Sun thought otherwise. "I made their top-10 for sports stories again this year," Cole said. "I was number 5 last year and I moved up to number 3 this year."

Ryan also mentioned that he watched both the Holiday Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. "I was upset after watching the Holiday Bowl," he said. "But it looked like the defense just let it go at the end."

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