Oceanside, Calif../Palomar College
A Region IV first-team all-state community college tight end, Ryan is a tight end prospect returning to major college competition this fall at San Jose State. In his one season at Palomar College (Coach Joe Early), Ena (N-ah) led his team in receiving with 43 receptions for 570 yards and six touchdowns and was a first-team All-Southern Conference selection. The graduate of El Camino High in Oceanside, Calif., originally signed a Letter-of-Intent with the University of Idaho in 2011. The two-sport letterwinner lettered in football (Coaches Pulu Poumele and Trace Deneke). He was a wide receiver on offense and played a season each as a defensive lineman, safety and linebacker at the high school level.
Coach Caragher on Ryan: "Ryan is a big, athletic tight end. He was a basketball and football player in high school. At one time, he thought his future was in basketball, but continued to grow and get bigger and stronger. Thus, it became apparent that football was his future sport. There are some great tight ends in the game that came from a basketball background.... we think Ryan has the ability to be special. He is a tremendous athlete, catches the ball well and is a big, strong guy at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds. He brings some great size to the tight end position that will help in the run game as well."