Jacob Ramsey has his eye on the 'Cats

Another one of Ohio's most talented players has his eye set on the Cincinnati Bearcats. Ramsey checks in with Scout.com to tell us where the 'Cats fit in and why.

There a lot of talented players in Ohio this season, and one is running back Jacob Ramsey (5'11", 210, 4.5) from Columbus Independence (Ohio). He checked with Scout.com recently to let us know how his recruiting has been going. Ramsey checks in with a couple of offers thus far. "I have offers from Kent State and Eastern Michigan." "I am also seeing a lot of interest from Cincinnati and Marshall as well." Minnesota and Wisconsin are also recruiting me."

Are there any schools that are rising above the others as of now? "No, I have no favorites as of now." "A lot is going to depend on if I want to go away for school or stay close to home, I have not decided which yet."

During Ramsey's summer he has made his rounds; "I have been to camps at Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan." "I will also attend Penn State (6-24), Ohio State (6-25), and Ohio (6-26)."

What are the things that will make Ramsey commit to a school? "First and foremost, academics and secondly, how far the school is away from home."

Ramsey also is ready to name a top five; "My top five is, Ohio State, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, and Penn State."

So what makes UC a viable option for Ramsey? "I really liked camp, the coaches are very hands on, and I like to be coached that way." "They are an up and coming program and they are going to the Big East so they will be playing for a national title."

In seeing Ramsey at camp last week, I was very impressed with his skills. I thought he did extremely well in the passing game. This is very rare for a high school running back to do so considering most schools do not throw the ball with any precision. During his cone drills he exploded out of his break. In my opinion Ramsey could grow into a fullback who would be more in the Larry Centers mold rather than Lorenzo Neal. His versatility will be welcome at which ever program he ends up with. He definetly had no ill effects of an ankle injury that ended his 2004 season prematurely.





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