Ramsey's Versatility Intrigues Hogs

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dillard star defender Randy Ramsey (6-2, 205, 4.5) - who had 25 sacks this season and is visiting Arkansas this weekend - will bring a ton of versatility his future college program per Panthers head coach Lorenzo Davis.

If Arkansas lands the signature of Florida prep defender Randy Ramsey (6-3, 205, 4.5), the biggest challenge might be figuring out where to play him once he arrives in college.

The Fort Lauderdale Dillard standout – who is visiting Arkansas this weekend - has played cornerback, safety, linebacker and defensive end during his time for the Panthers, for whom he is a four-year starter.

He played defensive end most of this season and used his burst off the edge to accumulate a whopping 25 sacks this season while racking up over 100 tackles according to Dillard head coach Lorenzeo Davis.

"He would be my best cornerback, my best safety and my best linebacker, but I needed him at defensive end this season because I needed someone that could get after that quarterback," Davis said. "As you can tell with those 25 sacks, that is exactly what he did.

"I don't know exactly where he is going to end up playing in college, but I know he could certainly play as a linebacker or a safety," Davis added. "I guess it is just where he fits a need best. I can tell you that I think Arkansas has a great chance to land him."

Current Arkansas linebacker coach and former Miami head coach Randy Shannon is recruiting Ramsey, who has visited North Carolina State back in November and has plans to visit Kentucky on Jan. 31-Feb. 2."

"We love Coach Shannon down here," Davis said. "He is a great guy, a great coach and a Florida guy so we know all about him. He's doing a great job recruiting for Arkansas down here. He's really a good one."

He also has offers from Wake Forest – where his brother Allen plays – Illinois, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Florida A&M and Florida Atlantic, where former Razorback defensive line coach Charlie Partridge is now the head coach.

Davis thinks Ramsey – who had 3 sacks and 5 tackles for lost yardage in late December while playing in the National Underclassman All-American Game in Myrtle Beach, S.C. - will really blossom once he gets to college and gets on a strength and conditioning program.

"He is extremely fast, has long arms, great coverage ability and is really, really physical," Davis said. "Once he gets in a weight program, he is just going to be a monster out there on the field. Of course, there are a lot of quarterbacks out there on the field this season that already thought he was one."

Davis said Ramsey is not afraid at all to get out of the state of Florida to play his college football.

"This is a guy that didn't grow up as a fan of The U (Miami) are any other school so he has a very open mind about getting out to play football," Davis said. "When it is all said and done, the school he goes to is going to be very happy and the others are doing to be wondering why didn't we get him? He is just a productive football player that does anything he has to do to help you win."

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