Ryan will begin the spring of 2017 in his junior year but will be playing his first collegiate season for Longwood University, an NCAA Division I school located in Farmville, VA and a member of the ten-team Big South Conference.
He is a 6-2, 185 lb. resident of Mount Pleasant, IA will bring speed to the Miners outfield as in addition to baseball he set three school records in track for his hometown high school while competing primarily in the 200 meter and 400 meter sprints as well as the 4 x 100 meter relay. On the diamond, he has appeared in 54 games over the 2015 and 2016 seasons at Indian Hills (IA) Community College, where he sparkled particularly with the bat in 2015, logging a .283 batting average. He will be celebrating his 22nd birthday while wearing a Miners baseball uniform on June 8, 2017.