St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Wyatt Rya is an Eagle! The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder from Fort Lauderdale, Florida chooses the Eagles over claimed offers from Cincinnati, Florida International, Indiana, Louisville, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Syracuse, Wake Forest, and Western Michigan.
Looking at his game film it appears that Ray will be a speed rusher, a strong skill he possesses. He doesn't look overly physical above, but that can come with some training. But if Don Brown is looking for speed on the outside, which is what Harold Landry is like as well, Ray will fit in well.
BC is returning all of their outside rushers going into the 2015 season. Kevin Kavalec, Malachi Moore and Harold Landry will all be vying for starting time along with Austin Stevens, Jack Cottrell and others looking to crack the two deep. I don't want to say that Ray won't get playing time, but this is not a position BC needs to infuse new blood at.
Here are Wyatt's highlights via Hudl:
Here are his rankings:
- Rivals: Three stars, 29th best defensive end, 87th best Florida recruit
- Scout: Three stars, 140th best defensive end
- 247Sports: Three stars, rated a 84, 57th best defensive end, 161st best Florida recruit
- ESPN: Three stars, rated a 74, 119th best defensive end, 209th best Florida recruit