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DE Ryan Williams (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by BuckNutty, May 20, 2004.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Moved your post here...

    21 confirmed through an email that Ryan has indeed left the team. I believe Gary Housteau was the first to break the news...
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Confirmed is a littled misleading which is my fault...but there is a TON of smoke on this one. According to one source, this isn't the first time Ryan has left...but this one is likely the last time.
  3. MV DAD

    MV DAD Newbie

    OSUGRAD21---posting wrong info couldn't be any further from the truth. 100% wrong! No smoke, no fire, no rumor, no multiple departures from the team, no conspiracy to chase down. I wish there was more to this story...but there simply isn't!

    He made his first and ONLY decision last Monday. He's simply buried behind great athletes. After intense rehabing his knee, and a burning desire to contribute to the team, he had 5 plays last year. With all the DE depth returning for the next two years...he knew his playing time would be minimal. His time is running out...he simply wants to play. I can't blame him for that!

    Michigan Sucks...!
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    If he is leaving the team, then obviously Im not very far from the truth. No offense, but we were told that Ryan took a few days off from the team last year to sort through his frustration.

    No conspiracy claimed at all...but your post is a little misleading. I don't see where I posted wrong info...he left. If the stories from last year are incorrect or not 100% true, well that is the nature of this business. We can only report what is given to us...

    Rumors that he left...I said it was not officially confirmed yet although we've had anumber of various sources continue to tell us this is obviously confirm that he left. Obviously, Im not 100% wrong eh? I understand you are defending your own...but I also find it strange that the word "frustration" has been relayed to us over and over...your post confirms that.

    Best of luck to Ryan.
    BB73 likes this.
  5. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    That's sad news. He seemed so excited about becoming a Buckeye from early in his recruitment.

    Best of luck to him!
  6. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Can't fault him for wanting to play.
  7. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    I hope all works out well for him.
  8. Oneshot

    Oneshot Goes For Three

    MV Dad...

    Mission Viejo Dad? Are we speaking to Mr. Williams?
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  10. korchiki

    korchiki Junior

    Best of luck to Ryan...he was one of the guys I was really hoping would recover...any idea where he will be transferring to???
  11. MV DAD

    MV DAD Newbie

    correct info...

    yes..confirmed. The sources are 200% wrong about multiple departures or even the consideration of it.

    From day 1 and even now...he loved his team and was proud to be a buckeye. This was an agonizing decision for him!!! And again, it was only made this week.

    His decision to leave is based 100% on depth at DE. He worked hard to rehab his knee so he could contribute to his team last year. His goal was to walk into fall camp, strap on his work boots and and get on the field. He never missed a practice, team meeting, workout or class. The bottom line, is he ended the season with 5 plays. That was tough. He came back in winter / spring to give it everything. His classroom effort in the winter...4.0. The only one! He knows that he is behind great DE's for the next two years and playing time will be minimal. His time to play is running out...and he just wants on the field.

    He loved his team! He loved the Buckeyes! After watching him climb some rough mountains in rehab...just to get back to was hard to see that kind of stuff written...! I just had to jump in. Now i'm jumping out...!

    Go Bucks!
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Excellent post and again we wish Ryan the best.

    However, I also think you are assuming malice in my post that is not there.

    With that said, I will still stand by the info I was given and passed along as our userbase has requested we do. As always, it is up to the individual to choose what they wish to believe.
  13. jrandosu

    jrandosu Newbie

    I wish nothing but the best for Ryan and wish him luck in his future. He sounds like a first class kid. I am wondering if he will attend sdsu to play with little brother. just a thought. Go Bucks!
  14. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Best of luck to Ryan, and he'll always be a Buckeye.
  15. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Thnaks MV. I don't think anything written was meant in disrespect, however it may have sounded. Message boards run on rumors and rarely do we get the chance to have someone this close set things straight.

    Programs like OSU recruit tons of talent and the competition is fierce. Some pretty good athletes fall by the wayside. Throw an injury into the mix and it must be incredibly hard.

    I was excited when Ryan committed (back in the days when we were dreaming of the trifecta of he, Sanchez and Bemoll) and am disappointed to hear that he is leaving. I wish him the best wherever he lands.

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