My name is SSG Ryan Neill and I have spent 6 years as a US Army Infantryman.
After high school I played basketball for Covenant College for one semester and after receiving bad grades (due to me not being ready for college) I decided to enlist. Originally I was stationed at Fort Meyer next to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC where I spent a large amount of time working with foreign dignitaries and high ranking officials (to include the President) throughout the Military District of Washington.
I re-enlisted for Fort Stewart, GA and the 3rd Infantry Regiment to be a little closer to home. A few taskings I have undergone here are; I have been a part of training a National Guard unit to prepare for a combat deployment, deployed to South Korea as a deterrent to North Korean Forces, sent to West Point to train future Army Leaders in a field environment, and been put in charge of the accountability and training of an entire Section of Bradley Fighting Vehicles plus their crews.
In high school I played WR and DB for Hiram High School as a Freshman were I lettered with Varsity. After that year I moved to Pickens County where I started on offense and defense for three years at WR and CB. I do not have any relevant high school tape (to my knowledge) to send you. I have coaches who can be contacted to speak on my behalf if requested. Once I am out of the Army I will translation to the National Guard to continue to serve while attending your University.
I am a student of the game and my plan is to become a coach after this. I will give it my all on the field and in the weight room but also soak up all the knowledge the coaching staff has to offer.
Pickens High School
Graduation Date June 2012
Hometown: Jasper, GA
Start Date: August 2012
End Date: December 2012