Hard Work/Dedication Pays Off For Ryan Steed

After taking a year off from the gridiron, Ryan Steed, decided to give football one last try on this past fall. Well to make a long story short, the 6-0, 175 pound ATH managed to parlay his performance on the football field into three D-I scholarship offers. Find out inside which programs have been in hot pursuit for his signature.

Many of you may be familiar with the name Ryan Steed because of his role on the hardwood for the Pinewood Prep Panthers. Well, apparently basketball isn't the only sport that Steed has the ability to excel in. After spending a year away from football, Steed decided to take the field one last time before the conclusion of his prep career.

Steed spent most of his time lining up under center for Pinewood this past fall. He also made an appearance on the defensive side of the ball in the secondary. He was also a major threat as a return specialist. In every sense of the word, Ryan Steed was a playmaker.

Steed talks a little bit about his performance on the field for the Panthers… "This past season I had 696 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns running the ball," Steed said. "I also passed for 579 yards and 9 touchdowns. On defense, I had about 3-4 interceptions. Steed elaborates more on how his stats would have been a little more glamorous, had it not been for a few penalties. "I returned two interceptions for touchdowns, but they were called back," Steed said. "I'm not sure how many yards I had on special teams, but I had about 6 touchdowns called back also."

Steed's stellar performance on the field allowed him to attract interest from several programs, not to mention three scholarship offers… "So far I have offers from Furman, Citadel, and Charleston Southern," Steed said. "That's pretty much where I'm sitting right now."

With three scholarship offers under his belt, there is a possibility that Steed could soon land his fourth from an SEC program. "I've been talking to Coach Kiser and Coach Fowler from the Vanderbilt Coaching staff," Steed said. "Coach Kiser and Coach Fowler came down to see me on the 4th. The defensive backs coach, Coach Bryant, also came down on the 11th to see me. Hopefully that's a good sign that they will offer me. I'm supposed to talk to them sometime this week to see whether they are going to offer or not."

Ryan Steed closed out his senior season on a high note after being selected to play in the 2007 SCISA Shrine Bowl. With that being said, it was business as usual for the gifted athlete the minute he stepped onto the field… "The SCISA Shrine Bowl turned out pretty good for me," Steed said. "I ended up being named the Defensive MVP of the game. So I had a pretty good showing to say the least."

With a little over a month remaining before Feb. 6th, things could get very interesting before it is all said and done. However, you can rest assure that SCPrepNation.com will continue to bring you the latest recruiting news concerning ATH Ryan Steed!

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