- Nov 2, 2011
Rivals profile ***High three-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie (Long Branch, N.J.) is now only considering UConn, Miami-FL and Rutgers, according to 247Sports. The Scarlet Knights are believed to be the favorite.
Brodie, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound senior, made official visits to UConn (Nov. 18th), Illinois (Dec. 2nd) and West Virginia (Dec. 9th). He is slated to visit Rutgers (Jan. 21st) and Miami-FL (Jan. 28th) prior to signing day.
Boston College, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Buffalo, Tulane, Cincinnati, Purdue and South Carolina are among his other scholarship offers.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtUatDqbxAgBrodie is a very athletic player with good production on both sides of the ball as a tackle; will need to grow into his frame, adding solid bulk over time. Has the height and athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition. Demonstrates good initial quickness as a defensive end and although he plays too high at times we see the ability to hold the point and get off blocks; runs well, demonstrating excellent pursuit habits with good chase down speed. Shows good flexibility, balance and agility; plays out of a three point stance, flashing the ability to come off the ball with a flat back, good base and the leg drive necessary to sustain blocks downfield and in space. Will need to become more explosive and physical when drive blocking however we see very good quickness when working to the linebacker level. This guy has the agility and quickness to consistently get a hat on active 1st and 2nd level defenders. Shows good pull/rap technique; is smooth and quick out of his stance, demonstrating the ability to get up-field while locating defenders on the move. We see an aggressive finisher who should be able to make all the necessary run blocks at the next level of play. His long arms and nimble feet should be assets in pass protection; flashes the ability to quick set, bend and slide his feet to the deep set point. As his upper body playing strength improves so should his punch, location and extension; does a good job adjusting to inside change of directions moves. Brodie's height and athleticism are pluses; once bulk is added to his frame and his playing strength improves we see the potential for a long and productive career.
Scout.com also has a bunch of Game Highlights of the Guy from the Rutgers site from this year.