Recruiting Rewind: QB Brice Ramsey

Dawg Post's 2013 ‘Recruiting Rewind' kicks off with four-star quarterback Brice Ramsey.

The commitment: QB Brice Ramsey

Date committed: July 15, 2011

Ranked: Four-star, No. 7 quarterback

Other options: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Ohio State

Position status: When Georgia opens spring practice in a few weeks, it will arguably have more depth at quarterback than ever in the Mark Richt era. Pending position changes, there will be a total of seven signal callers on the first spring roster, though Aaron Murray will be the only one to see significant playing time this fall. That hinders the hopes of guys like Huston Mason and Parker Welch, who have both shown the ability to be starters at the FBS level. Those two, as well as Faton Bauta, Greg Bingham and Christian LeMay, have already redshirted a year, which adds another element of complication over competition. All of these factors point to Ramsey redshirting his freshman year, but that's something he and his family are perfectly fine with. The Ramseys are just excited about Brice settling in Athens early, working under the tutelage of Murray and company and waiting until he's ready.

The evaluation: Ramsey has the pro-style intangibles that will make offensive coordinator Mike Bobo drool – a strong and accurate arm, solid size and tremendous leadership. He could very well have a future in the NFL some day. Among aspects he needs to work on are pocket awareness and reading defenses, as he will face off against some of the best in the country. Both of those attributes are best improved upon with experience, though, which he will gain in time.

Estimated impact: Because Ramsey will almost assuredly redshirt, he won't make much noticeable noise for the Bulldogs this fall. But that doesn't mean he won't be an effective quarterback in the coming years. In fact, he could start as early as next season. Ramsey has all the tools to become an elite SEC quarterback – size, smarts, leadership and vision. Don't be surprised if he competes with Mason and Welch for the starting job in 2014. Richt already has an arsenal of capable starters, and Ramsey's commitment solidified a stable future for the position.

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