Lexington Catholic quarterback Reese Ryan commits to WKU


With Football National Signing Day upcoming, college football teams will be handing out many offers and receiving many commitments.

The Western Kentucky Football program picked up their 21st commitment of the 2015 class last night – a 6-foot-2, 180-pound quarterback out of Lexington Catholic High School.

Reese Ryan was offered a scholarship by the Hilltoppers last night, and Ryan committed immediately.

"I was always hoping Western would give me the opportunity to play there. I have a really good relationship with the coaches, and I think it is a good fit for me.– Reese Ryan on committing to WKU. Quote via the Bowling Green Daily News"

Ryan is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com, where he’s also ranked as the 71st-best QB in the nation in the 2015 class and the second-best in the state of Kentucky. ESPN ranks him the 30th-best quarterback in the country in 2015. He is the one of 13 players from Kentucky that will play for the Tops.

Reese Ryan said he chose WKU over Illinois, Akron, Murray State, and Eastern Kentucky. He also received an offer from Louisville when Charlie Strong was still at the helm.

In his senior year, Ryan completed 233 of 336 passes for a total of 3,255 yards and 37 touchdowns with seven interceptions at Lexington Catholic. He also rushed for 267 yards and six touchdowns. His LexCath team went 10-4 last season and lost in the Class 4A state semifinals.

After Reese Ryan signs his national letter of intent to play on February 4th on National Signing Day, he will join what’s looking to be a log-jam at the quarterback position for 2016 and beyond, but with Brandon Doughty still at the helm, that’s something Hilltoppers’ fans don’t want to worry about quite yet.