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Commitment Tracker: Thomas Ryan
"The season is going good right now," said Thomas Ryan. "I am playing middle linebacker this year. We won our kickoff classic game. We have gone 1-1 since then." "We beat one of our biggest rivals, Coral Shores. We play our biggest rival, Key West, this week. They used to bring their JV squad to play us, and they would kill us. We have now beat them two years in a row." "I like playing middle linebacker. I like it more than playing on the defensive line. It's fun. You hit people a lot harder. You are running everywhere. I really like how you can visualize the field." "In our kickoff classic game I had 13 tackles, four tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. I then had 14 tackles, three tackles for loss in our next game. Against Coral Shores I had eight tackles and two tackles for loss. I am hoping to get more than 100 tackles this season." Ryan has not been to Nashville since the summer, but he keeps in regular contact with the coaching staff. "I was actually up there in the summer time for a barbeque," he said. "I got to hang out with the coaches. They have invited all the kids they offered. We are going to try to go up for a game. I was going to try to go to the Florida game." "I talk to the coaches every week. I talked to my recruiting coach [Des Kitchings] and call coach Johnson." "Coach Kitchings just sees how I am doing, how's my family, our team, practice and school. I have a great relationship with him. He was one of the main reasons why I picked Vandy. I feel like I can talk to him about everything." The Florida native plans to enroll at Vanderbilt in July and will send highlights of his performance this season as a linebacker. "They recruited me as a defensive end," Ryan said. "I told them I was playing middle linebacker. I want to give them my film. I will play whatever. I would love to play linebacker though. I want to see what they think of it. It doesn't matter to me though."
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