- Jan 1, 2017
Here's a few interesting excerpts from a long article on Nall. In college football, White stars aren't recruited and aren't allowed to play the position they excelled at in high school if they played running back, wide receiver, cornerback or safety.
Brent Brennen needs to be called out for this horse crap.....
There are so many others that need to get kick out on their asses.....
Oregon State running back Ryan Nall mum on future plans entering Civil War
On Saturday, Nall moved past legendary runner Bill Enyart into eighth place on the Oregon State all-time rushing list (2,175 yards) and needs 59 yards Saturday to pass Pete Pifer (2,233) for seventh.
If he can get there, he would rank behind only Ken Simonton, Yvenson Bernard, Jacquizz Rodgers, Steven Jackson, Storm Woods and Dave Schilling.
In multiple senses, the fact that Nall is in this position is a stunner.
Oregon State represented his only Power Five conference offer out of high school, despite exposure from powerhouse Central Catholic High School of Portland. Early in his career, each of the coaching staffs led by Mike Riley and Gary Andersen struggled with where to use the Sandy native, starting him at tight end and nearly moving him to linebacker.
"Coach (Brent) Brennan, when he was recruiting me, he came to my house," said sophomore wide receiver Trevon Bradford, who like Nall played high school football in the Portland area. "I asked him because I was curious, 'Why doesn't Ryan play running back?' He was kind of like, 'What? Why would Ryan be playing running back?'"
His athleticism, which can be seen on display with 360-degree dunks before pickup games at the Dixon Recreation Center, have helped him quickly add an elusive stutter-step to refine his running style.
"Ryan is one of the freakiest athletes I've ever seen," Bradford said. "Can jump out the gym, dunk on people. People don't understand how good of an athlete he is."