Q&A With Newest OSU Commit Dominic Ramacher

Talk about a busy day, Dominic Ramacher of Denton (Guyer), Texas had a huge day. Make that he had two really busy days ranging from unofficial college visits to prom on Saturday night. He wasn't necessarily planning on doing it but after driving home from Stillwater and before leaving for the prom Saturday night, he picked up the phone and became a Cowboy commitment.

The 6-3, 230-pound Ramacher is slated to play linebacker this season for the Guyer Wildcats, and many schools were recruiting him for that position. But Oklahoma State was sold on him as a football player and possibly continuing as a jumbo versatile athlete on the offensive side.

Last season, he played quarterback, H-back, and running back. He has 4.7 speed and Ramacher rushed for 175 yards and 3 touchdowns on 23 carries. He caught 11 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Most of all he made some devastating blocks.

We caught up with Ramacher late Sunday afternoon after he had caught up on his sleep, sort of, after the big weekend.

GP: We were trying to wait until Sunday to catch up with you. I really didn't want to bother a guy on his prom night, but we don't like getting scooped, so I just sent you a text asking for a comfirmation.
Ramacher: That's okay. Most of the night my cell phone wasn't working, but I appreciate it.

GP: So, how was prom?
Ramacher: Prom was great, a good time like it is supposed to be. I'm only a junior so I will have another one, but it was a lot of fun.

GP: We're guessing that your former quarterback was back for the prom?
Ramacher: Yes, he was back. J.W. (Walsh, the Oklahoma State freshman quarterback) was like a little celebrity with him being back after being away at college. I think he had a good time and it was great to have him back.

GP: So, your weekend started on Friday in Norman at OU.
Ramacher: Norman went great. I got to tour the campus, and the campus is beautiful and the coaches were great. At Oklahoma they win and that is hard to argue with. They win.

GP: Then it was on to Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Ramacher: Yes, and when I got to Oklahoma State and I started taking the tour I fell in love with it. It was amazing and by the time I finished seeing everything, in fact, before I was finished with the tour, I was 100 percent convinced that was where I wanted to go to school. I knew right then.

GP: Okay, you came in to Stillwater and they had not offered, so how did it go from there?
Ramacher: Coach (Mike) Gundy talked to me and told me they were offering me a scholarship. I thought about it on the way home, and when I got home I talked it over with my family and then I called Coach Gundy back and I told him I was committed to Oklahoma State.

GP: People are calling it a Guyer-to-Oklahoma State pipeline. You become the fourth player in the last year and a half to commit or sign with Oklahoma State. You know that J.W., Jimmy Bean, and Josh Stewart are going to be there. Did that influence you?
Ramacher: It is obviously a huge plus. I know that I have three people there that will have been through it and will be able to help guide me through it. They can even help with home sickness. I am aware of that. But, honestly, I wasn't thinking about that when I made my mind up that was where I wanted to be.

GP: Okay, lot's of schools were recruiting you as a linebacker, but what has Oklahoma State said about how they will use you and where you will play?
Ramacher: They really told me that they didn't have a lot of room on offense or defense, but they liked me so much as a player and the passion I have for the game that they weren't going to pass me up, and they wanted me not knowing exactly where I will play. They told me that the offensive coordinator and the defensive coordinator both liked me and that they would put me where they needed me the most and the earliest. That is fine by me.

GP: Glad prom went well, probably better with that decision off your mind, and congratulations.
Ramacher: Thank you.

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