Junior college offensive lineman Paul Ramirez said he is "very excited" to make official to Louisville

The University of Louisville football staff will host San Bernardino Valley College offensive lineman Paul Ramirez on an official visit this weekend. Ramirez, who landed a U of L offer in mid-December, said he's "very excited" to make the trip.

With his recruitment gaining more and more interest, San Bernardino Valley College offensive lineman Paul Ramirez will make his second official visit this weekend when he checks out Louisville.

The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Ramirez said U of L line coach Chris Klenakis has been recruiting him since mid-December and noted he's "very excited" to arrive on campus on Saturday to see what the Cardinals' have to offer.

"I think I could fit into their offense," Ramirez said. "(Klenakis) said they are young but they are losing their right tackle (Aaron Epps) and need someone to come in and replace him. It's a pro-style offense, which is what I like."

Ramirez has already visited Purdue and said he has an official visit scheduled for next weekend to Indiana. He has been hearing from Arkansas, Arizona State, Colorado State and several others.

He called himself a "diamond in the rough" because his JUCO isn't as well-known.

"I am a little surprised by what's going on (in the recruitment)," he said. "I was hoping it was going to come but I'm jsut now getting more and more interest. I like it a lot, I hoped it would be like this."

Ramirez called Klenakis a "very good guy" and noted he could see himself playing for Louisville. He said he wants to find a place where he fits in and where he can win some games.

"I feel like my strength is my experience and my abilites," he said. "I'm very athletic for my size. I can keep up with the running backs and I'm pretty strong. (Coaches) tell me they like what I bring to the table."


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