|Club||Ryan Combs||Florida Pokers||Fort Lauderdale||FL|
|High School||George Long|
|Secondary Positions||3B, SP, C|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
Junior Season (2018) Batted .451 with 4 HRs...Unanimous First-Team All-League Selection
Sophomore Season (2017): Top hitter in the state of Pennsylvania with a .591 AVG... Unanimous First-Team All-League Selection; 8th in hits, 8th in singles, 3rd in doubles, 1st in OBP at .717, 4th in SLG at .795, and 3rd in OPS at 1.512... On the mound, threw 36 2/3 innings with a 2.67 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 34 Ks
Freshman Season (2016): Started 14 Varsity games as a Freshman... Batted .318 with 9 singles, 4 doubles, and 1 triple... On the mound, threw three complete games
Other Sports Accomplishments: Three sport varsity starter since Freshman year...Football (Quarterback) and Basketball (Big)
Academic Achievements: Academic Honor Roll... 3.4 weighted GPA having taken 8 Advanced Placement (AP) or Int'l Baccalaureate (IB) classes... Interested in economics, foreign relations, and quantitative analysis
60 yard dash: Fastest: 7.12 (Northwestern University, July 2017), Most Recent (Area Code tryouts, June 2018): 7.18
Exit Velo: 90 (Dynamic Baseball, May 2018)
Infield Throw: 85 mph (PG, August 2017)
Fluent Spanish speaker
I am supposed to say it is all about continuing to develop my leadership potential. To some extent that's true. I also look forward to being an integral part of a team and making the lifelong friendships that come with the dedication to a goal. But college is expensive and a scholarship if it's possible is also important to me. I hope sports can be a way for me to have a place at the college that's the best possible academic fit.
I was asked to be the starting quarterback on my varsity football team. It was only my second season of playing football, ever. Physically I knew I would be fine. I'm large. But I knew I would need to lead my team in a way that I hadn't done before. That experience of learning to lead on the football field was an important one for me.
I attend an academically rigorous boarding school. This and traveling with my family has given me a lot of maturity. I try to be very involved in school, even though my athletic schedule can make it challenging. I've served in student government and during my senior year will be a prefect. The role of prefect in a boarding school is an important one. It will be my job to see that things go smoothly in the dorms. I will also be a mentor to younger students who may struggle to adjust to being away from home. I like this role and think I am a natural mentor.
I drink lots of spinach smoothies (1/2 lb of spinach, 1 banana, 1 apple, 1/3 lemon, 25 ounces of water).
I've travelled to a lot of places where there is a lot of poverty. It's shaped who I am as a person. Seeing that type of poverty: kids bathing in muddy stream water in Haiti, street children living under overpasses in the Philippines, and kids too poor to afford shoes in the Dominican Republic, has given me a passion to make the world a better place for everyone. In Manila I spent time volunteering at an orphanage for abandoned elderly people and children. This wasn't with any kind of organized group. Instead it was just my mom and I trying to make life a little bit better for people who have very little.