Ramirez all LSU after visit

2014 DB Santos Ramirez made his first trip back to LSU after picking up an offer at camp earlier this month. There's no question the Tigers rank atop his list, so what still needs to happen for him to be an official commit in this class? Get all the details in this update.

The eyes of LSU recruitniks were on 2014 DB Santos Ramirez (Shreveport Evangel) Monday as he made a return trip to campus.

It marked his first time back in Baton Rouge since he picked up an offer at the Tigers' Elite Camp on July 15. There was speculation throughout the day that Ramirez would become an official member of the class, though as of Tuesday afternoon, that's not yet the case.

Ramirez did give a pledge to LSU coach Les Miles during his visit, and it now seems the ball is in the coaches' court.

"[I'm committed to LSU] for now, if they commit to me," Ramirez said. "It just depends on how things end, and we'll go from there."

Shortly after Ramirez picked up his offer, sources on the LSU side informed TSD that he was still in a "wait and see" situation. With four DBs already committed to LSU, and highly-touted prospects Tony Brown and Laurence Jones still on the board, the numbers will ultimately have the biggest say in whether Ramirez winds up a Tiger.

That storyline will be one worth following all the way to National Signing Day, but while there's some uncertainty left on LSU's end, there doesn't seem much doubt from Ramirez.

The 6-foot-2, 183-pound prospect said he received the full campus tour, including the academic center, which really set LSU apart.

"The school has everything I look for," Ramirez said. "It's amazing. They have a tutor for every class, and they even have people taking notes for you. It's impossible to fail unless you really try."

His six-hour visit also included plenty of one-on-one time with the coaches, mostly DB coach Corey Raymond and Steve Ensminger, his area recruiter.

"[Coach Raymond and I are] starting to build more of a coach-to-player relationship," Ramirez said. "We're getting close. He gave me a few tips and life lessons. I'm going to take it and use those now that I'm getting closer to being there…

"[Coach Ensminger's] an outgoing guy," he continued. "He can really make you laugh. He's real down to earth. If you didn't know he was a LSU coach, you'd think he's just a great guy. He's almost like a cool dad."

During those meetings with the coaches, they laid out exactly where things stand with Ramirez's recruitment. He said the staff made sure he knew he's a priority for them, and Ramirez said he has a lot to like about LSU's program.

"We just talked about how LSU is a great fit for me, that they really want me," Ramirez said. "What I like most about it is the academic side of it. Everybody knows their football and DBU, but I like the academics. They want you to have a 4.0 every year. I really like that."

Ramirez also had the opportunity to discuss where he'd fit in the secondary with Coach Raymond. He worked out as both a cornerback and safety during LSU's camp, and Ramirez said the coaches see him fitting in both positions.

He said his first look will probably come as a cornerback after displaying plenty of ability against top receivers like Malachi Dupre and Trey Quinn at camp.

"What made me stand out was my competitive nature, also my physicality in press coverage," Ramirez said. "I went up against some of the best receivers in the nation, and I got my hands on them and pushed them out of bounds. My physicality and competitive nature really stand out to them."


Santos Ramirez all LSU after visit


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