Rayyan to be a Colonel

After considering his options to walk-on with Eastern and Western Kentucky, Jasir Rayyan will be headed to Richmond, Kentucky to play college football.

After considering his options to walk-on with Eastern and Western Kentucky, Jasir Rayyan will be headed to Richmond, Kentucky to play college football.

After helping Tates Creek to a 6-5 record as a senior, two-way lineman Jasir Rayyan received opportunities to walk-on with Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky. After considering them both, Rayyan went with the EKU Colonels.

"I love the campus and it just seems right for me," Rayyan said. "It's not far from home and I have a lot of people that want to see me play at the next level," he continued.

Rayyan believes he can fill a role for the OVC squad throughout his career there.

"I think I can help by trying to be the best player and person I can be and try to be a role model to the other players or a go-to guy when something happens," he said.

The 6-foot-2, 260-pound lineman is being brought in as an offensive lineman, but he could also play on the defensive side of the ball. Rayyan had 34 tackles and 2 fumbles recovered this season for Tates Creek.

"I believe my strength is that I can make split second reactions coming off the ball to what someone shows me and I get it right about 99 percent of the time," he said. "I'm working out at the gym and running a lot, but I'm also going to especially work on my feet, my explosion off the ball and my hand placement," he finished.


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