Four-star safety prospect Sage Ryan out of Lafayette Christian Academy was named the No. 1 safety prospect in the country by 247Sports.
Ryan led the Knights to a 12-1 record and a Division III state championship in 2019 as a junior.
The 5-foot-11 safety moved to the No. 38 overall prospect in the latest 247 Sports rankings that were released on Wednesday.
He has not announced a commitment as of now but planned to visit Clemson, LSU, Florida State and Georgia, according to 247Sports.
The following is a scouting report on Ryan from Midlands Region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks in December 2019:
“Versatile, athletic football player with functional size that could translate to cornerback, safety, nickel, receiver, or even running back. Not overly tall, but possesses adequate height and encouraging bulk relative to position and age. Electric athlete with combine-verified athleticism (4.45 40, 4.37 shuttle, 36-inch vertical). Speed, explosiveness, and fluidity manifest on the field. Closes fast and arrives with a purpose. Could be an intriguing blitzing option. Changes direction well. Flashes impressive burst and acceleration, plus terrific top-end speed. Dangerous return game option. Shows promising football instincts and natural playmaking ability. Good football pedigree. Back-to-back state champion in sophomore and junior seasons, but will face a significant jump in competition going from Louisiana small private school level to high-major college ball. Occasionally a bit too physical and handsy in coverage. Can provide the big hit but sometimes sacrifices tackling technique to do so. One of Louisiana’s top 2021 prospects with position versatility and athleticism that translates all over the field. Possesses long-term early-round NFL Draft potential.”
Brooks compares the Knights star safety to the former Michigan Wolverine Jabrill Peppers, who was drafted 25th overall in 2017 NFL Draft.
Ryan will enter his senior season with LCA for the upcoming season.