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Player: Ryan Klachko

Hometown: Springfield, IL

School: Sacred Heart Griffin

Position: OG

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 280 lbs

40 time: 5.47

Visit Date:

Scholarships: Arizona, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan St., Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Western Michigan

 

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Rivals: :star :star :star :star (#10)

Scout: :star :star :star :star (#11)

ESPN: :star :star :star (#26)

 

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It looks to be another outstanding year for offensive linemen in the Land of Lincoln and one of the best hails from the state capital. Ryan Klachko (Springfield, Ill./Sacred-Heart Griffin), a 6-foot-4, 291-pound road-grader, has 10 scholarship offers.

 

"Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, Arizona, Nebraska, Duke, Minnesota, Bowling Green and Central Michigan have all offered me," Klachko said. "I'd have to say my favorites are Purdue, Nebraska, Michigan State, Indiana, Duke and Arizona."

 

Klachko has unofficially visited Michigan State and been to junior days at Purdue, Illinois and Indiana. He plans on visiting Nebraska.

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Klachko hasn’t chosen a school and doesn’t know when he might make a decision.

 

Not for a while,” he said. “I’m just laying low, getting the grades and getting the work done. I’m not a senior yet. I’m making sure I’m making the right decisions.”

 

http://www.sj-r.com/sports/x1631827514/SHGs-Klachko-says-Illini-offered-him-scholarship

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per scout.... he is coming to nebraska for an unofficial next weekend....

 

 

That's pretty cool that he's coming down for an unofficial, but I wonder why he didn't wait for the spring game?

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per scout.... he is coming to nebraska for an unofficial next weekend....

That's pretty cool that he's coming down for an unofficial, but I wonder why he didn't wait for the spring game?

Maybe he has plans to attend another Spring game

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Klachko visited NU today. Apparently it went well according to the new Rivals teaser headline: It was a 12

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Good. I was wondering if we were going to get another guard in this cycle. We have been real tackle heavy it seems in the last few classes.

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Here's an article about him from February before Nebraska offered him. They call him "The Russian".

 

Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin football coach Ken Leonard was eager to send out highlight videos of junior offensive lineman Ryan Klachko. Through 26 years at SHG - including three state championships in the last decade - Leonard said the 6-foot-4, 285-pound junior had the most impressive game tape of any offensive lineman he's coached.

 

Leonard's hype recently has been validated. After viewing the film, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue extended scholarship offers to Klachko.

 

"I think before it's all said and done, I think he'll have offers from just about all the Big Ten," Leonard said.

 

Nicknamed "The Russian" because his parents are Russian natives, Klachko played guard last year but will move into the starting tackle spot left by Indiana recruit Marlandez Harris.

 

"(Klachko is) a kid that can run really well, and he's a big kid," Leonard said. "On top of that, he's a pretty nasty kid. He's a kid that has a motor, a nastiness and a kid that can run. That's what (college programs) are looking for.

 

"He had 35 knockdowns or pancakes. That's pretty impressive. He gets to the second level really well. He does all the things he has to do to be a big time lineman. I think he has enough athletically to be a defensive tackle."

 

Illinois has passed on Big Ten prospects out of SHG since Ron Zook came to the UI in 2005 - Harris went to Indiana in 2010, Leonard Hubbard to Wisconsin in 2008, Jeff Sanders to Indiana in 2006 and Eric Peterman in 2005 - but may now be trying to develop a better relationship with the premier in-state school.

 

Leonard said he hopes UI makes more of a presence in Springfield because the Cyclones continue to produce sought-after recruits, like Klachko.

 

"(Klachko is) working. He's a hardworker," Leonard said. "He just wants to be as good as he can, get us to the state championship and get into a Division I school and go from there."

 

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level of interest for nebraska is now ranked as "high" per rivals......

 

definelty sounds like he is ours to lose... damn big barney is racking em up this year huh

 

:corndance:corndance

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Info about Ryan's unofficial visit to Nebraska:

 

He has visited Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue for junior days or unofficial visits. He said that Nebraska was head and shoulders over everything they have seen so far. There is a great sense of pride in all of the players and coaches. He really liked the up tempo practice and workouts. Enjoyed lunch with the other lineman. Noted about how huge they are. Barney said that they would like him for the interior O-line as a pulling guard. Klachko rated his visit a "12" on a 1-10 scale. Now he and his father are going home to sit and think about their next move. He stated that Nebraska made an unbelievable impression on him.

 

 

Looks really good for NU!!! :koolaid2:

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