X Marks the Spot For Bluechipper Chaz Ramsey

Auburn verbal commitment Chaz Ramsey is expected to be one of Mississippi's top high school senior football players.

Madison, Miss.--It's back to school day for Auburn offensive lineman verbal commitment Chaz Ramsey, who will return to Madison Central High as a big man on campus--both literally and figuratively.

The 6-4, 272-pound senior was named to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger's prestigious Dandy Dozen listing of the top 12 prospects in the state of Mississippi. That is not surprising considering the type of season he had as a junior that included 108 pancake blocks and just two sacks allowed at private school power Jackson Academy.

"I am really looking forward to my senior season," says Ramsey, who notes that last week his team practiced three times a day before cutting back to a single practice each day this week.

Ramsey says being named to the Dandy Dozen is a "great honor," but notes that will make him a target for players this year trying to make a name for themselves. "It puts a big X on you being named to the team, but that is okay," he says.

Chaz Ramsey

Known as a very competitive player, Ramsey transferred from a private school where he played as a junior so he could regularly face off against tougher competition. Through spring practice and early in preseason, he says he can tell the difference, "It's a lot faster game, but I love it. The better the competition, the more I enjoy playing."

Ramsey has received a large number of scholarship offers. In June he selected the Tigers over Mississippi State, FSU, Tennessee and many others.

A lineman who projects as an offensive guard or tackle in college, he is playing left guard in Madison Central's option offensive attack. He notes he is excited about being a part of the group.

"I think we are going to have a real good team," this year," he predicts. "We have a lot of good players and a lot of strong senior leadership."

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