Ramsey Has A Vision Of The Future

With his final season in a Bearcats uniform coming before him, Jacob Ramsey knows the history books could be written several different ways. With four weeks to go in the season, the senior running back talked with Bearcat Insider about the remainder of the season and the future.

It's hard to believe that Jacob Ramsey is playing his final games in a Bearcats uniform. The senior running back from Columbus (Ohio) Independence High School has seen many changes since making Cincinnati his college home and fully expects to see more in the coming years.

Has Jacob felt his senior season is going by too fast?

"Yes it is, but it's been a beautiful senior season for me and a lot of things have turned around from us being looked at as a 500 team to one with our destiny in our hands."

Like many of the older Bearcats, Jacob has seen the changes since the time he made his verbal pledge to UC.

"It's a great thing coming out here now, even from my senior year in high school coming to the games I remember how empty it was here. But look at where it is now."

For Ramsey the choice of becoming a Bearcat had less to do with football than who he wanted to become.

"Making my decision to come here was a tough one considering the other schools I had the opportunity to go to. But I thought this was the best place for me outside of football. This was the best situation I could get myself into where I could help the program grow in tradition and also be a better person, a better man."

While most players try not to get too caught up in the past during the season, Jacob's not sure how people will remember him and his teammates.

"I really haven't thought much about it, but I guess it's going to be a real special thing to lock back upon when I'm finished. I don't know what people are going to think of us when it's all said and done, but hopefully it will be all good things because you never know what the words in the history book are going to say."

Running backs dream of getting 25-30 carries but Jacob has learned that is not in the cards in Brian Kelly's offense.

"I just stay focus as our offensive system works on a system of goals and each week we have a goal no matter how many times we touch the ball. It's all about what is best for the team and winning.

One thing Jacob is glad he's had a chance to see first hand is the development of Isaiah Pead.

"Isaiah is a spectacular player and is going to be the future of the Bearcats backfield. He's explosive and fast and he can do it all as he fits this system. I'd say right now he's setting himself up really well for the remainder of his career here. I really expect big things about of him in the future."

The fact that Jacob and Isaiah both represent Columbus, Ohio as Bearcats has not been lost. But Jacob feels the future is even brighter.

"It's good because I don't really feel I've done much here. But Isaiah will have a chance to rewrite the history books here as far as stats and his performances. It's been a long time since we've had one very, very productive back and I see that in him and expect that from him." As for the next four games Jacob knows there is work to be done.

"We'll just continue to come out here day in, day out and remained focused on the goals. We'll just keep hammering it out the next four weeks and work for good things to happen."


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