Final decision will come in January

Jalen Ramsey has taken three official visits and he has one more set to the one he is committed to in January. It will be after that decision that he makes his final decision.

Jalen Ramsey made a summer decision and USC is still the school he is committed to, but since that announcement, he has taken official visits to Florida, Mississippi State, and Washington.

The visit UF was a couple of months ago and that went well, but his other two visits came recently.

Mississippi State had him on their campus early in December.

"My visit to Mississippi State went really well. I have been there a few times there and I really like it. The players are cool and the best part about this visit was being around them and just hanging out with them. The staff is great too and they know how to develop defensive backs, so I like that. I just like what they are doing there really," Ramsey told Scout.

A week after visiting Starkville, the no. 1 prospect in the state of Tennessee traveled across the country to Washington.

"Washington is just a beautiful place. It has to be one of my best trips so far. All of the official visits are great because everyone treats you so well, but this was one was real nice.

"I got to see more of the city, how nice things are up there, learn more about their academics, and their great master programs. I also got to see them practice, spend time with the players, and it was all great. I liked it up there."

The Bulldogs and the Huskies along with the Gators are all trying to steal this elite corner from the USC Trojans.

Since July, Ramsey has been listed on the Trojan commitment and he still wants to see his name on that list.

"I am still strong to USC right now," he said. "Nothing has changed with me and USC. I have no reason to change my commitment at this time. I want to wait and see what happens at Defensive Coordinator (Monte Kiffin is stepping down), take my official visit (January 19), then think about things. I am still committed to them."

Other schools do have a shot though.

It is mainly down to four. Alabama is out and Vanderbilt is definitely on the outside looking in.

"I did have Alabama in there, but not anymore. It is just USC, Washington, Florida, and Mississippi State. If I had to name a fifth school, it would be Vandy, but it is really just four schools for me.

"I am taking official visits to make sure of things, see what other schools are like, and I will use those to make the best decision."

The final decision for this 6-foot, 190 pound senior out of Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy will come late in January.

"After I visit USC, I will have a few weeks to sit back, think things over, talk about things with my family, and make my final decision.

"I will just take a step back, look at everything, and make the right decision."

It was a crazy few weeks for Ramsey and his family with coaches coming from all over to see him and recruit him, while their school tried to get in the mix. He has decided to only entertain the coaches from schools that he is seriously considering in January.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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