Arkansas Lands LB Ramsey

Ft. Lauderdale. Fla., Dillard linebacker Randy Ramsey (6-3, 210)) took his official visit to Arkansas this weekend and left pledged to the Razorbacks.

Arkansas has wanted to land another linebacker to the two it already has pledged and did just that on Sunday.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dillard linebacker Randy Ramsey (6-3, 210) committed to the Razorbacks after his official visit to Fayetteville finished up.

"I think it's a great fit," said Ramsey, a 3-star prospect in the two recruiting sites he has been ranked by. "I love the players and the school. I could play early."

He's the cousin of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler.

The fans at Friday night's gathering at the Catfish Hole and at Saturday's basketball games impressed Ramsey, who had 25 sacks while playing defensive end this season.

"The fans are crazy," Ramsey said. " They love the football players, they love the school."

Ramsey was hosted by freshman quarterback Damon Mitchell.

"He told me everything I needed to know so I can used to everything when I get up here," Ramsey said.

Arkansas assistant coach Randy Shannon is the chief recruiter for Ramsey.

"He told me I will be competing with two seniors and two sophomores," Ramsey said. "He told me what I had to do to get on the field."

Ramsey has added 10 pounds since last summer and the Arkansas' coaches see a frame that could easily handle more.

"They think I will probably be 6-4 and 235 or 240 by the time next season rolls around after I get in their off-season program," Ramsey said.

Ramsey has lined up at safety, corner, linebacker and defensive end in his four years at Dillard.

"They (the Razorbacks) told me my chances for playing time is highly likely," Ramsey said Friday before starting his visit. They're looking for a guy that can cover and come over the edge.

"I see myself playing outside linebacker," added Ramsey, who visited Arkansas with his mother. "The guy that can stick the nickel and blitz when they need me to blitz."

He was quick to pass along the credit for his big season that also included four forced fumbles.

"I had 25 sacks with the help of my other D-end," Ramsey said. "If it wasn't for him I would have that many sacks so we were both dominate."

Ramsey, who sports a 3.0 grade point average and plans to major in either business or communication, also plays small forward and power forward for his school's basketball team.

But he admits that football is his first love and he has played corner, safety, linebacker and defensive end during his four seasons at the school.

"I just play football," Ramsey said. " It wasn't that hard for me because I can play anywhere. I love the game that much. You put me anywhere and I will excel."

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