Ramirez Has Tigers On Top

The Show-Me State's top linebacker prospect in the Missouri class of 2013 shares the very latest on his football recruitment, including where the home-state Missouri Tigers stand at the moment with him, and when a possible decision may come.

  Last Saturday, the top linebacker prospect in the state showed up at Missouri for an unofficial visit.   ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2013 LB Nick Ramirez  6'2220  4.57  Lees Summit (MO) West, and he updated us on his recruitment.

"Missouri is number one in my recruiting right now,"  said Ramirez.  "They're my top school.   The visit (last Saturday) went well.   I like to see the practice in action, to see what it would be like if I would go there, to see what I'd be going through also.   It seemed like a fun practice, and the guys seemed to be having a good time.  I liked the atmosphere.  It seemed exciting.   It made you want to play.   I talked to the coaches, and they're always great.  And you know, I'm impressed with the squad.   It looks like they have a pretty good squad."

Ramirez reports a 30" vertical jump, and some very impressive work in the weight room.    He said that he has pushed 225 pounds in the bench press as many as 27 times.   His maximum bench press is 425 pounds, and he's established personal bests in the squat of 570 pounds, 275 pounds in the hang-clean, and 315 pounds on the incline-press.

Ramirez is a versatile linebacker who can play inside or outside.  He said that he could definitely see himself playing the middle linebacker spot.  Then, he said that he could see himself coming off of the edge.

Ramirez reports offers from Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Purdue, in addition to Missouri.   He's already visited most of those schools.

"I'm coming back to Missouri this Saturday,"  said Ramirez, who is running track this spring.  He's been timed at 11.0 seconds in the 100 meters. 

Regarding a timetable for his decision, Ramirez said that he's not going to rush it.

"I'm going to end up taking my time,"   said Ramirez, who went on to explain that he'll probably wait until his senior season to make a decision.


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