By Matt Sugam
PISCATAWAY – Throughout the season, Logan Ryan made it clear that he wouldn’t make a decision on whether or not he’d stay for his senior year or jump to the NFL until the bowl season.
Well, it’s bowl season, and Ryan has come to a conclusion. He won’t decide on his football playing future until after the bowl season.
“None of that decision [will come until after the bowl].” Ryan said after Rutgers first bowl practice. ”I’ll have to think about it with my family, my coaching staff and I won’t even think about that until after the bowl game.”
With the Russell Athletics bowl on December 28, the Ryan will have two and a half weeks to decide whether he’ll return to college for his final year of eligibility or make the jump to the NFL. Underclassmen have until January 15th to do so.
“I have plenty of time,” Ryan said. “But while I’m here and while we’re in bowl week I just want to be a better football player and make this team better.”
The 6-foot-0, 190-pounder is widely regarded as the best shutdown corner in the Big East. He recorded four interceptions and 14 pass deflections this season.
And while Ryan’s goal has always win the Big East and go to a BCS bowl, the fact that Rutgers didn’t win the league outright this year won’t impact his decision.
“No, not at all,” Ryan said. “I think what’s going to impact my decision is just where I’m at as a football player and where this teams at, but like I said, none of that is coming until after this bowl game. We have one more bowl game and we take a lot of pride in winning bowl games so I want to keep that streak and keep that going.”