Written by: Mike Faulkner
Class of 2021 rising senior Daysan Ranew from Mountain View High School is a big offensive linemen on the recruiting radar. The 6’5″ 315 lbs. linemen is enjoying and taking advantage of the recruiting process.
“Recruitment is going pretty good for me. I have an offer from Stetson, Saint Anselm, Culver-Stockton College. I’m very blessed to have these offers.” Ranew said. He is also receiving looks from Trinity International, Greensboro College, University of West Florida and Indiana Wesleyan.
Ranew’s ‘why’ is all the motivation he needs; he comes from a single parent home and wants to be successful for his mom and grandparents who have helped out so much.
“I tell my family that I want to give back, which is why I want to be a teacher and coach in the future,” Ranew said.
Despite the current state the world is in, Mountain View’s football staff and the GHSA are making the best of it. “I’m thankful for that because they made it to where we can still enjoy the sport that we have without having to fear too much,” Ranew said.
The 2021 recruit feels that his power is what helps him separate from other offensive linemen. “Coaches say I do a real good job of using my hips to develop my power,” Ranew said. The 2021 linemen also feels that his power can help in both the run and pass game.
Ranew does want to improve on his pass blocking. “I want to work on getting back instead of going out because sometimes we’ll get a wide 5, 6, or 9, so I want to be able to get back fast enough to block them,” he said.
Ranew and his teammates are also preparing for the season by taking on a relentless mentality.”When we’re running we try not show any signs of weakness, don’t bend over or have hands on your knees, always stand up nice and tall. Show that we are dominant at all times,” Ranew said.
RG’s Take: Year in and year out Mountain View is in the thick of things in Gwinnett County. They come back again in 2020 with a solid senior core with good varsity experience under their belt. Ranew is no exception, he has started multiple years now and is prime for a big season. This offseason he has had the opportunity to work with professional athletes, and saw what it took to be a big-time football player. He has all of the tools standing 6’4″ and weighing in at 300 lbs. with an impressive 8’5″ standing reach. Ranew had the longest arms of any athlete at our combine back in March, and that length gives him tremendous upside at the next level.
Interested in recruiting Daysan Ranew? Click HERE to visit his Recruit Georgia profile.