Michigan extended a preferred walk on opportunity to one of the top kickers in the 2019 class, Ryan Sanborn.
The 6-foot-3, 195 pound kicker from San Diego (CA) is currently ranked third overall by his position in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports.
Maize N Brew caught up with Ryan after his announcement about Michigan. Despite living on the west coast, he’s already quite familiar with Michigan and would reunite with his sister if he becomes a Wolverine. “My first visit to Ann Arbor was in 2011 for a game against San Diego State. Since then I’ve come to each summer camp since 9th grade and have come out for the spring game last year, as well as the Ohio State game,” Sanborn said. “My sister recently completed her freshman year here, so I have spent some time with her as well.”
He also added what led him to gain an interest in Michigan. “One of the main reasons that I began to look at Michigan was the combination of academics and athletics that the school had to offer. When you combine that with great tradition that Michigan has it makes it an incredible school.”
Sanborn is in no hurry to make a decision, but mentioned a few details about his timeline. “I’m still enjoying my recruiting process where I have been talking with some schools from the Ivy League, Big 10, Pac-12 and the service academies. I’m hoping to narrow my choices down around the end of summer and then eventually choose the school that is the best fit for me.”
Sanborn has racked up some impressive stats so far, capable of not only 50 plus yard field goals with ease, but kickoffs of over 70 yards. His Kohl’s Kicking profile provides details about his awards and achievements, along with film showing his kicking talents.
He also attended a Fab 50 Camp through Korn Blue Kicking last week with the highlights and profile below.
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