Hollins moves to top of the UW wish list

At 6-11 210 pounds, Ryan Hollins moved to the top of the Washington Husky recruiting wish list for coach Lorenzo Romar yesterday. The University of Saint Louis officially released Ryan from his Letter of Intent, making Hollins a recruitable athlete once again, which is great news for Husky fans.

Hollins averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots per game at Muir High School in Pasadena, California.

Now that he has received his release from his LOI with Saint Louis, Hollins will turn his attention to the northwest.

"Saint Louis released me from my letter of intent yesterday. It's official now so I'm pretty much looking at Washington the hardest," said Hollins.

"Now I can just relax. For a while it was frustrating because it seemed like a simple thing. I wasn't going to go to school there after Romar left, you know? It got very stressful, but it wound up being for the better."

Hollins has definite plans to keep in touch with Lorenzo.

"Coach Romar and I are really tight. When he left Saint Louis, I definitely wasn't going there. He and I have a great relationship. Hopefully I'll be able to make that happen, we'll see how I fit in up there on my trip."

"I'm in track right now but as soon as it's over I'm going to make a trip up to Seattle. I'll see how things go and if I like it I'll sign there. I've heard that some other schools have called my coach, but I haven't heard from anyone. I have no other visits planned right now other than Washington."

Hollins is quite the leaper. For Muir's track squad, he participates in the high jump (6 feet, 6 inches), triple jump (44 feet, 2 inches), and the long jump (21 feet, 2 inches).

On the hardwood Hollins is a big man that loves to run the floor. He also blocks shots and can either face up or play with his back to the basket. "Basically, I'm just a player. I'll do anything you need, whether it be hit a three or dunk on someone. Right now I'd say I'll play the four, but I need to get stronger."

Washington has a Muir High School alum on their football team, one that Hollins had heard of before.

"When I was coming into Muir, Anthony Kelley had left the year before. He was a big time athlete. Just a stud, an awesome football player, and all of the girls loved him. He ran track and hurdles and was a great athlete," said Hollins.

Ryan has passed the SAT and is an honor roll student. Unless there is a late surprise, expect him to join Anthony Washington, Bobby Jones, and Brandon Roy in this year's Washington Husky recruiting class.
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