Larry Fedora has done a phenomenal job of recruiting for the 2013 class. Racking up eight total recruits, leading the ACC thus far (more on that in an upcoming feature). One of Fedoras big catch’s this recruiting season is West Virginia’s Gatorade Player of the Year athlete Ryan Switzer. Switzer is currently rated as a three star prospect by most scouting companies. As one of the premier athletes in the class, many have touted Switzer as deserving of a four star rating.
To prove just that, Switzer is headed to Pittsburgh today for a Rivals camp. A strong showing in front of one of the premier scouting companies in the world could get Switzer the recognition he deserves. Switzer was being recruited by some of the top programs in the nation including Penn State and FSU and Ohio State before committing to North Carolina.
Listed as an athlete, Switzer has put up some mind boggling numbers at both wide receiver where he is being projected at in college. And running back where he played his junior season, replacing a departed senior. I share the opinion of our Penn State affiliate Tim Tolley that Switzer’s size 5’8.5″ and the fact that he plays his high school football in West Virginia, not exactly an elite HS football state as the reasons he doesn’t already have at least a four star rating. But as Tim points out, at Florida State’s Under Armour combine, he earned the top performer in the nation. If that doesn’t silence any critics pointing to his size I don’t know what will. It’s not like being “small” has hurt Desean Jackson, Wes Welker or many other slot type receivers from being extremely successful NFL players.