Q&A: Vandyke Stays Healthy, Plays Well in 2010

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A shoulder injury sidelined Ronny Vandyke for the entire 2009 season, but after surgery and rehabilitation the 6-3, 195-pound prospect was healthy and ready for 2010. South County (Lorton, VA) fell short of its goals in 2010, ending up with a 4-6 record, but the talented senior played well and showed why he received written scholarship offers from eight FBS programs despite missing his junior season.

Vandyke’s senior season performance, which included a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown and a tackle for a safety in the win over Lee, propels the talented prospect into the TechSideline.com Postseason Top 10, which will be released in December.

Q&A with Ronny Vandyke

TechSideline.com: I’m sure you guys wanted to get more out of the season, but how do you reflect on it?

Ronny Vandyke : “The whole coaching staff and players expected to do well this year. There was a lot of confidence in this team. We just couldn’t get it going. Hopefully, my brother’s class can step up and help the team get more Ws next season.”

TechSideline.com: More importantly on an individual level, you were able to return from an injury to play an entire season. How did the shoulder hold up?

Ronny Vandyke : “I was really grateful to have the chance to come back and play. The injury I had can end some careers. I was grateful for another chance. I had shoulder surgery in February and the shoulder held up. I kept working on it every day. A lot of teams didn’t run to my side, but when they did come my way I was ready.”

TechSideline.com: You seemed excited about how you were performing early in the season. How would you assess your overall performance in 2010?