Every decision that we make in life can be a tough one, but to decide where to spend the next years of your college life can be one of the most crucial.
6’3″ 200 pounds, Ryan Anderson soared through his senior year of high school at Dewitt by excelling in football and basketball. To be a star in both sports is something extremely special but it also entitles a lot to a person and the decisions that will come.
After Ryan’s senior year of football he was chosen to play in the Michigan High School All-Star Football game and being a two-sport dream team player and two sport all-state athlete made him quite the package for college scouts. After multiple offers from schools and with basketball season still in the works, he made the choice to accept his offer to play football at Saginaw Valley State University. At this point he thought his basketball career was over, little did he know where the path of life would lead him.
After his second season of football st SVSU he made the extremely difficult choice to switch to Olivet where he will be playing basketball and football.
Clearly a decision so crucial is tough on a person. The most difficult thing was leaving the boys he called family, to move on to pursue what was best for him. With the support of his family, he knew at the end of the day his decision was right. Having them as his biggest motivation is what will continue to push him on and off the field and court to get better everyday.
Olivet is lucky to be recieving a player with so much heart and determintation in him. Anyone will be happy to tell you of the charisma he brings to the team and the way he is a mentor to the younger players which says a lot about him as a person and as an athlete. Stepping on the court again is something that was missing from his heart, and he found the piece he was missing at Olivet.
Attitude reflects leadership and to be able to lead on any team you join and make the choice to pursure what makes you really happy is when you find magic in an athlete. And Ryan has it.
It’s his moment to shine.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us”