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.
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. 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.
Switzer has impressed at many other camps this year also including the The Opening where no other play maker made a name for themselves like Switzer in 7 on 7 competition where he played RB/WR and even safety. Switzer was recently given his fourth star by ESPN after the impressive camp in Oregon.
After a terrific junior season, Switzer burst onto the national scene this summer, showing he can be a top talent amongst the best players in the nation. Scouts that keyed in on his smaller size for so long are starting to change their tunes now acknowledging Switzers speed, quickness and natural football ability.
I see a bright future in Chapel Hill for Switzer who chose Carolina over schools like Penn State and Florida amongst others. Fedora has a couple of big WRs coming in while closing in on others over the next two recruiting classes. Switzer may be able to find a role all his own with his unique talents and small frame. Don’t be surprised if Fedora uses Switzer as an all around offensive weapon. Seen as having a future at the WR position, Ryan has a lot of experience coming out of the backfield and gives Fedora some interesting options starting in 2013.