Jake Ryan LB U of M That hair! In high school, Ryan was rated as the 30th best high school football inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com. He was rated as the 60th and 81st best outside linebacker in the national class of 2010 by ESPN.com and Scout.com, respectively. He was regarded as the 34th best player in the state of Ohio by Rivals. Ryan had offers from Ball State, Toledo and a number of other Mid-American Conference, but he grew 2 inches and 20 pounds and went to U of M!