Mississippi Star Lineman Inks With Tigers

Another bluechip lineman will wear Auburn blue in 2007.

Madison, Miss.--The Tigers got a signature on scholarship papers on Wednesday from one of the most impressive prospects in the state of Mississippi as Madison Central High School standout Chaz Ramsey signed his National Letter of Intent at a ceremony at his school.

A big road grading offensive line prospect, who plays with quite a mean streak, Ramsey graded out at 90 percent as a senior and recorded more than 55 pancake blocks on his way to being named first team All-State by the Clarion Ledger.

The 6-4, 285-pounder, Ramsey transferred from Madison Academy, a small private school, to see how he measured up against a big-time competition. By all accounts he made a very strong showing for himself.

Ramsey, who is rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, chose the Tigers back in June over numerous other offers including Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Michigan, Florida State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

The lineman's coach, Bobby Hall, says that the member of the Jackson-Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen all-star team is an outstanding player and person off the field. On the field he plays with lots of intensity and toughness, Hall notes.

Ramsey is part of a signee class that features a very impressive offensive line group that includes Jared Cooper, Kyle Coulahan, Ryan Pugh and Lee Ziemba. It is the most highly group of OLs to pick the Tigers in a single signing class in the Tommy Tuberville Era.

The big lineman, who got a visit from Tuberville last week, says he is excited to get to campus and start his freshman year after having the opportunity to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game in June.

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