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Switzer Narrows Decision To Three; Set To Announce

© Ryan Switzer catches a pass at the 2012 Under Armour National Combine (courtesy of Michael Switzer) © Ryan Switzer catches a pass at the 2012 Under Armour National Combine (courtesy of Michael Switzer)

George Washington (Charleston, W.Va.) athlete Ryan Switzer is set to announce his college decision Thursday morning at his high school.

He recently narrowed his finalists to North Carolina, Penn State and WVU and his latest college visit was to Chapel Hill this past weekend.  He has visited both Morgantown and State College numerous times.

Switzer's name has drawn buzz all over the internet the past two years, but he really became a household name after this past season when he rushed for over 2,700 yards and 42 touchdowns en route to winning the Kennedy Award, which is given annually to the state's top football player.  He also added five interceptions on defense and was named captain of the AAA all-state team.

His recruitment has generated the most excitement from a Mountain State prospect since Josh Jenkins decided in 2008 to sign with the Mountaineers, spurning offers from Ohio State, Florida and Florida State.  Jenkins was rated as the nation's 10th best offensive guard and 204th overall prospect according to Rivals.com.

Switzer's accolades are pretty impressive in his own right, and his recruitment has only increased after posting the top overall score in early January at the Under Armour National Combine in Kissimmee, Fla.

An invite-only combine for nearly 150 of the nation's top 2013 prospects, Switzer displayed his speed by running a 4.52 laser-timed 40-yard dash (fourth best at the event) and posted the second fastest time in both the L-Cone Drill (6.73 seconds) and 5-10-5 shuttle (4.20 seconds).

Rivals.com lists Switzer as a high three-star prospect and the 29th best running back in his class; however, he is most likely suited to play slot receiver at the school of his choice.  In addition to his three finalists, Switzer claims BCS offers from Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Washington, among others.

He may also graduate high school early in December of 2012 in order to enroll in college the following month and participate in spring practice.

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