Willoughby is an outstanding two sport Athlete from Avon Lake Ohio who was on the fence about weather to pursue football or basketball at the next level until he had a breakout junior year.
In the 2009 campaign Willoughby led the his team with 29 receptions for 723 yards (an astounding 24.9 yards per catch average). Over the course of the year he pulled in nine touchdowns. That season earned him All-Southwestern Conference, All-Lorain County and All-NEO district honors.
After the season he started hitting camps and was quickly offered by Coach Quinn after Buffalo's camp, he accepted the offer that day. This Season Willoughby caught 17 total touchdown passes and also handled punting duties.
|Hometown||Avon Lake, Ohio|
|Proposed Nick-Name*||Ronnie Thrilloughby|
|Awards||Morining Journal Athlete Of The Year
Second-Team All-Ohio selection
|Noteables||Basketball Player of the Year in Lorain County|
“I had to go to a lot of camps, like six or seven, and went to one in Buffalo last month,” he said. “Right at the end of the camp they offered me a scholarship. I feel like I could play in the MAC and compete there.” -- Ronnie Willoughby
At 6'4" Willoughby will be the tallest receiver on the roster. He is also extremely athletic earning not only all district football honors but also all district Basketball honors.
“They said they would definitely use me because of my height. They expect I will go up and come down with whatever gets thrown in the air near me, and that’s what I told them I would do."
On the court he helped lead the Shoremen to the Division I regional with wins over Medina, Berea and Brunswick. According to his Coach Willoughby is the driving force behind Avon Lake Basketball
"He’s the player when you think about Avon Lake basketball right now, he’s the person other teams talk about and teams game plan around his strengths," -- Morning Journal