Barton/NSCS Update - Ryan Bergman
Ryan Bergman (Kim Grinolds/
Ryan Bergman (Kim Grinolds/
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 24, 2009
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It happens every year; kids who should be getting a lot of attention as football prospects, but don't get a chance to hit the field because they are behind another great player. Such was the case for Ryan Bergman, a 6-foot-2, 158-pound quarterback prospect from Issaquah, Wash.

While Joey Bradley was leading the Eagles to a state 4A final, Bergman was on the sidelines, doing whatever he could to help. But because Bradley had such a strong year and never left the field on offense, Bergman never got an opportunity to shine.

That all changed at the 4th Annual Barton Football / Next Step College Sports Marketing Workout, held last Saturday at Willamette University, despite battling a fever of a hundred degrees.

"Ryan Bergman has an amazing upside as a QB," Barton Football founder Greg Barton said. "He did not start as a junior so few know about him. I believe that this guy will explode this fall. The last kid we had who was in this position of not starting as a junior and absolutely no one knowing about him was David Johnson, who played in Oregon (David Douglas High School in Portland).

"We sent David to the University of Tulsa and this past year as a senior he threw for close to 4,000 yards and 38 touchdowns. Ryan has this type of arm, but with much more athleticism to me."

Because Bergman is an unknown quantity, his recruitment has been slow to come, but one school has always stood out to him as a dream school - Washington State. "I've always liked them," he said, adding how he's always looked up to their former QB's, like Jack Thompson and Jason Gesser.

He'll get a chance to work with Gesser during his Northwest Elite Football Camp June 21st at Starfire in Tukwila.

To watch Bergman at the Barton/NSCS workout, click on the link below.

#33 QB Ryan Bergman 2009 Barton/NSCS - Watch Video

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