Aidan Ryan admits his senior year at James Monroe High School (Fredericksburg, VA) “has been tough because I haven’t been able to do the things a senior would if it was a normal year,” but the soon-to-be University of Virginia student-athlete has tried to stay positive.
“I have to remind myself that there is no need to be upset about something I can’t change,” Ryan added. “I will say that because I know there’s not too many things left for me in high school. I’m extremely eager to get onto grounds at UVA and start a new journey.”
There have been some highlights for Ryan this school year, such as signing a letter of intent with the Hoos during Division 1 football’s Early Signing Period in December.
“Even though it’s been such a long time since signing, it’s still one of the best days of my life,” said Ryan, who verbally committed to the Cavaliers in May of 2020. “I finally knew that I was locked in with UVA and it’s the beginning of a really important journey in my life.”
With Virginia high school football on the horizon, Ryan has more reason to be excited. James Monroe has been back at practice for roughly two weeks and is scheduled to begin a six-game schedule on February 27, when the Yellow Jackets hit the road to face Eastern View.
“Being back on the field and playing in nearly a year and a half has been a great feeling. I know my teammates...
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