Huskers impress Ramirez

One of the many junior day attendees that already had an offer before the visit was Lee's Summit (Mo.) West linebacker, Nick Ramirez. Ramirez has already seen Nebraska on a game day, unofficially visited for the Ohio State game last year, but this weekend was more geared at him and why to come to Nebraska. What did he think about the visit?

Nick Ramirez was a headliner for the Nebraska junior day crop that was in Lincoln this weekend. Ramirez, a standout linebacker from Lee's Summit (Mo.) West, came away impressed by Nebraska you could say.

"I had a great time," Ramirez said. "I am in love with the Nebraska tradition. I can just see myself fitting in there in so many ways."

Ramirez said that one of the big things that caught his eye this weekend was the outstanding tradition of student-athletes at Nebraska. Academics are very important in Lincoln and it was something that he wasn't all that aware of coming into the weekend.

"I had not idea about any of that. They lead the nation in academic All-Americans and they are very strict with their players getting good grades. It's huge to me. I want the best. No matter how good you are your career will end and you will need that degree."

Of course there were the more obvious things coming into the weekend that recruits typically come away impressed with that Ramirez also enjoyed. All in all, it's the overall package that Nebraska has that really impresses him.

"The tradition for me and how it hits me at Nebraska is phenomenal. I really like the coaching staff there. I think that they are one of the best in the nation. Nebraska's consecutive sellouts is amazing. I love the idea of playing in front of a packed stadium each week. The food was also great this weekend."

Ramirez said that he was able to sit down and talk to a good number of the coaches this weekend. Ramirez says the pitch and the angle that Nebraska has taken with him really has him hooked.

"I spoke with Coach John Garrison, Coach Bo Pelini and Coach Ross Els. They told me that they not only want me, but that they need me. That's huge for me. They need me to help win football games."

Ramirez gave the weekend in Lincoln a perfect score. Nebraska has really solidified a place on Ramirez's list after the weekend.

"I would rate the weekend a "10". It went really, really well. I got to see and hear what I wanted to. Whenever I do pick my final list of schools Nebraska is definitely going to be one of them."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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