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Ryan Camblin St. Viator TE/WR Class of 2023 6'5 190
Ryan Camblin how has your first 2-3 weeks been so far?
My first 2-3 weeks have been both exciting and challenging. My team, Saint Viator, face two tough opponents out of the gate, South Elgin and Morgan Park, despite our two challenging losses I’m excited for the rest of the season. I’m optimistic about myself and my team’s ability come out hard and win the next several games in the schedule.
What does football mean to you?
Football recently has became a huge part of my life, as a player who went from not playing a minute freshmen year to starting on Varsity as a junior it has been a sharp incline of what it’s meant to me. My whole life I was discouraged by the sport because I wasn’t good enough, but time in the weight room and on the field quickly fixed that the last couple years. Football to me means overcoming adversity and coming out on top.
What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field?
I think my strongest trait on the football field is my ability to stretch the field and split safeties as a 6’5 tight-end. As my I continue to add muscle and bulk to my frame my blocking will continue to get better with time. However my route-running and hands being able to come out of the tight-end position forces teams to align over me and occasionally motion with me. So my versatility as a blocker and a receiver is my strongest trait I would say.
What would you like college coaches to know about you?
I would like college coaches to know that I have always wanted to win. Most coaches I have had have told me and my guardians that I just want to win, despite how good or bad I was at the time I don’t like losing. I also want to let coaches know that I am recently dedicated to the game, since sophomore year, just 5 months ago I have gained 20 pounds to put my self at 195. I am also a straight A student with a 102% average in high school. By the time I am done with my courses I will have taken 11 AP courses throughout my 4 year time at Saint Viator as well as +75 hours of service as a junior.
What game excites you the most in these next 6-7 games of the season?
The game that excites me most in the next 7 games of our season is 100% Mount Carmel Catholic (Chicago). Saint Viator has played and lost to this team three consecutive years. As Mount Carmel is top ten in the state I believe, I want to show coaches and the state of Illinois that our football team can hang with the big guys.
What do you like about tight end?
Tight-end is a position where you can be physical in the trenches and contribute to the run game while also being able to stretch the field vertically catches passes, that is what I love the most. The simple fact I can contribute to both aspects of the Offense, both running and passing, is awesome.
What goals do you have for yourself the rest of the season?
A few goals I have for the rest of the season is to make it an enjoyable experience for the remaining seniors on the team, I would like them to enjoy and remember this season most of all. More personally I would like to gain a few pounds of weight even though it is in season, as well as contribute to the team and continue to make plays.
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