Interest Rising

Quarterback Ryan Stanley is one of Florida's top quarterback prospects for the class of 2015. Several programs across the east have taken notice, including most recently, West Virginia.

Fresh off last season's success, Flanagan (Fla.) High School quarterback Ryan Stanley has caught the attention of a variety of college programs.

Stanley, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, threw for more than 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, guiding the Falcons to the playoffs for the first time in school history.

"Right now FIU and West Virginia have offered me," Stanley said. "But I have a lot of schools looking, like UCF, FAU, USF, Cincinnati, Florida State, Iowa State and Miami."

Though early in the recruitment process for Stanley, a few schools seem to already stand out over the others. He lists FSU, USF and WVU as programs earning most of his attention.

Among those schools standing out, West Virginia, have been in recent contact.

"Well, I got a few game invites to West Virginia last year although I couldn't make it," Stanley said. "I spoke with Coach Seider on Twitter and he said he's going to come to my school. But I've received a lot of letters and things from them."

One advantage the Mountaineers have working in their favor is recent class of 2015 commitment, Khalil Lewis. The Miramar wide receiver is a lifelong friend of Stanley's, and already planting a seed.

"I went to middle school with him and had a couple classes together," Stanley described. "We somewhat grew up together. He's a good friend. At the recent South Florida Express 7-on-7 tryouts we were able to pick our teams and I picked him as my receiver. I even threw him a touchdown. He's already talking with me about West Virginia."

With the recent pickup in recruitment, this summer will prove pivotal for Stanley. He's hoping to visit as many schools and camps as possible.

"I plan to get around," he said. "I plan to go to a bunch of camps in Florida and really want to visit West Virginia's camp."

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