Rambo commits to Georgia

Sometimes sidetracking can get you where you want to go after all, at least it did for one southwest Georgia prospect.

Bacarri Rambo, an option quarterback who will likely play safety in college, committed to Georgia this week.

Said Seminole County Head Coach Alan Ingram said of Bacarri's commitment: "His father said it was the place that he wanted to go, and that he wanted to tell Coach Richt that he wanted to commit."

A twist of fate, or poor scheduling, was the reason Rambo got to Athens in the first place. He was schedule to visit the Kennedy/Competitive Edge Sports Combine in Metro Atlanta, but got the dates confused and headed north on Saturday, but the combine was to take place on Sunday. While that far north, Ingram got on the phone and suggested a detour to Athens for Rambo and his father.

"He didn't go up north to go to Athens for the junior day, he went up to go to the combine," Ingram confirmed. "His dad took him there and on the way back he decided to give me a call. I called Coach Bobo, and Mike invited Rambo up to come to the junior day in Athens."

Bobo's invitation turned out to be a great thing for Georgia.

"He is a total athlete. He will probably sign as an athlete or a safety," Ingram said. The head coach should know. He's had a hand in producing talents like Charles Grant and Brandon Miller of late. The Bulldogs, it seems stumbled onto a talent who may have been kept quiet, but is the real deal according to two of the Dawgs' biggest rivals.

"Georgia Tech has said he was their number one guy, and Clemson said the same thing," Ingram said. "Middle Tennessee State and North Carolina State have also mentioned him."

Getting top-level programs down to southwest Georgia has always been a struggle according to Ingram. But when Georgia got the film late last week they knew what they had, and were eager to have him visit.

"I had no idea that they would offer him," Ingram said. "Bobo didn't know about him. I told Coach Lamb to get someone down as soon as possible to talk with Rambo about Georgia – if they were interested. He got the film late this week and I am sure Georgia must have been impressed."

On the high school gridiron Rambo is an outside linebacker on defense, but he will likely lineup as a safety in college – that's the position he told Georgia he wants to play.

"He plays linebacker for us," Ingram said. "I would love to play him at safety, but we can't afford him in the secondary. He is too much of a playmaker for us plan and simple, and that means we can't have him all the way back in the secondary. They asked him what he wanted to play and he said safety. But they told him that he could play anywhere."

That could mean Rambo might get a look on offense, and if his athletic credentials have anything to do with it he may be hard to stop with the ball in his hands, too. Rambo's six-touchdown, 287-yard performance against Chattahoochee County in 2006 is some indication of what sort of damage he can do with the ball.

Stats: Rambo rushed for 1,186 yards (9.7 yards per carry) and 21 TDs; added 488 more yards passing including seven more toucdowns; on defense, he had 58 tackles, made four interceptions, and recovered five fumbles. He runs a 4.5 forty and earned Class A All-State Honorable Mention as a junior.

Dawg Post Top Stories