The Olivet Nazarene University men's basketball program and Head Coach Ralph Hodge have signed their second member to the 2013 recruiting
Carl, a 6-foot-6 forward from Galesburg, Ill. He played at Galesburg High
School and finished a great prep career in March.
His high school career was highlighted this
year by an all-conference academic selection, Wendy’s High School
Heisman, and three-time Crunch-time Player of the Game.
Ryan also was a team captain as a senior, and won the Silver
Streak Award for exceptional conduct on and off the court. He also helped lead
his team to an IHSA 3A Regional Championship and overall 18-15 (6-3) record. Bollowing his senior season, he was selected to play in the Iowa-Illinois All-Star Game.
As a senior, Ryan averaged 7.0 points and 8.0 rebounds, and shot
70 percent from the free-throw line.
At Olivet, he will be asked to play the post positions.
Ryan joins Abraham Barwegen (Vicksburg, Mich.) as part of the Tigers' 2013 recruiting class.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, Comcast
Leaders, a Principal Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, Graduation Marshall, and
Achievers Scholarship Recipient. At Olivet, he will
study engineering with a concentration in computer engineering.
He and his family attend Community Bible Church of
Knoxville, Ill. In 2009, Ryan went on a mission trip to the Appalachian
Mountains. Also, Ryan’s brother, Jared, is a current member of ONU’s football
and track and field teams.