Grand Rapids RB ready to show what he can do

One JUCO running back drawing attention from several four-year programs is Grand Rapids' Korey Ringer (5-11, 205). The talented back was in the rotation for carries last year, but this year expects to put up big numbers...

Ringer enjoyed a solid prep career at Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio, but he was unable to qualify for a D-1 scholarship so he decided to head to Grand Rapids to continue his football career.

"It was down to Grand Rapids and Snow and I chose Grand Rapids because I had formed a lot of great relationships with the players here," Ringer told recently.

As a freshman last fall, Ringer posted over 400 yards and five touchdowns for the Raiders while sharing carries with three other backs.

"It was tough to get into a rhythm, but we rotated a lot so you had to make plays when you got the chance," Ringer said. "I led the team in rushing touchdowns though and this year I'm expecting to get a lot more touches and that should help me put up some bigger numbers."

Even with his limited production, teams from across the country have taken notice of his vision, cutting ability as well as how he runs behind his pads.

"Kent State, Toledo, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, Ball State, Michigan State and Minnesota are the schools I've been hearing from the most," Ringer noted. "They came out in the spring to watch us and they said they like what I can do, but they want to see more of me.

"I'm working out every day, running, lifting, doing speed work and stuff like that, just trying to get ready so people can see what I'm capable of."

Ringer is on pace to finish up his degree in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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