Navy’s cornerbacks coach R.B. Green praised senior Jarid Ryan as playing “lights out right now” in an interview this weekend with Navy Sports.
Ryan, who returns to the cornerback position after two years playing predominantly at safety, has come out as the leader of the CB corps this summer. Green noted the new confidence the “natural cornerback” Ryan gained by learning the safety position. Knowledge of the “entire defensive backfield structure” is now at play with Ryan.
As for Ryan’s natural skill, Coach Green likes to call Ryan “Silk.” The senior is as “smooth as silk as a runner,” Green noted with a smile.
“Great family, close-knit,” Green highlighted as an essential part of Ryan’s makeup as a leader and a fine young man.
If the CB stays healthy, Green believes Midshipmen fans can look forward to Jarid Ryan having a strong senior year.
The Navy Midshipmen open the 2018 season at Hawai’i on September 1.
Jarid Ryan, a 5’11”, 198lb local recruit from Severn School in Glen Burnie, MD has earned two varsity letters at Navy. A three-sport athlete in high school (football, basketball and track & field), Ryan served as team captain with the football and basketball teams. Ryan started 13 games with the Midshipmen at safety, recording 70 tackles and two forced fumbles.
R.B. Green enters his second year as Navy’s cornerbacks coach, after spending the two previous campaigns working with the outside linebackers. A 1998 graduate of the Naval Academy, the Atlanta native was a three-year starter at defensive back for the Midshipmen.
The full interview with Coach Green can be viewed here.