Parents and Friends of CLHS,
I am pleased to announce that Ryan Smith has verbally committed
to Tulane University.
Ryan is proof that hard work pays off!
Ryan is proof that a player does not have to play at a big time
HS program in order to get recruited.
Ryan is proof that recruits can say "no" to those HS coaches who
tried to recruit him away, and he still earned a scholarship.
Ryan is proof that a high school coach and travel ball coach can
work together for the best of the athlete.
We've had many athletes from CLHS go on to play college athletics.
Ryan is the first C-Hawk to sign with a D-1 school for basketball.
Not only that, but Ryan is the only senior basketball player in our
area encompassing 20+ high schools to sign with a D-1 school.
I'd like to thank Ryan's teammates and coaches through the years! They pushed him, challenged
him, and encouraged him to be a great player. Sure it helps to be 6'11" and 238 pounds,
but thestudent and coach relationships built over 4 years were an integral part of getting
to this day.
For every Ryan Smith, there's a Robert Riesenberg, Phillip Harrison, Noah Schriefer, Matt Correia, Joseph Shiery,
Ben Schober, Weston Dyrssen, Luke Rosenbaum feeding the post in practice and games; making the
"Big Country" play big!
Athletic Director/Men's Basketball Coach