Ramsey On Pack's Radar

HOUSTON -- N.C. State is recruiting at a national level this spring and one of their prime targets is California native and Class of 2016 point guard Devearl Ramsey. The 5-foot-10 lead guard is playing for a talented California Supreme team in the Nike EYBL this spring.

N.C. State is recruiting at a national level this spring and one of their prime targets is California native and Class of 2016 point guard Devearl Ramsey. The 5-foot-10 lead guard is playing for a talented California Supreme team in the Nike EYBL this spring.

The recruiting process has been very busy for Ramsey as he has offers from multiple power conference schools from across the country.

"The offers I have: Texas, Cal, USC, Arizona State, North Carolina State, Florida State, Washington," Ramsey said.

The Wolfpack continue to stay in the hunt for Ramsey and he said they're among of the programs recruiting him the hardest.

"I'd probably say Texas has been coming in real hard. Cal's been coming hard. USC and North Carolina State," Ramsey said.

Assistant coach Orlando Early has been the lead recruiter on Ramsey and he's been out to see Ramsey a few times.

"I'm talking to Coach Early. He's been talking to me. They came out to see me a couple of times. I like what they do down there too. They're really good," Ramsey said.

Although he's a west-coast prospect with a lot of scholarship offers from that region of the country, Ramsey will play anywhere that is the best fit for him. Since he's traveled with USA Basketball and for the EYBL, Ramsey is used to playing all over.

"Location is not a problem. I'm always traveling as it is now. I feel like I could play anywhere and go anywhere," Ramsey said.

There are a lot of great programs currently recruiting Ramsey, but he's going to pay special attention to the coaching staff that is giving him a lot of time during the recruiting process.

"I like to see who is talking to me the most. Coaches that talk to me and whoever shows the highest interest, you know I like that," Ramsey said.

Currently, Ramsey is taking his time during the recruiting process. He plans on taking all of his official visits and they will likely happen after the end of grassroots season.

"I'm going to take my visits but right now I'm just trying to think about this summer. I'll probably do it more towards the fall, towards the winter, around the time.

One of the focuses for Ramsey this spring has been getting completely healthy. He's missed some time, but has recovered enough to play the last few sessions.

"I missed some time, I had an injury. I had some tendinitis. Bad tendinitis," Ramsey said. "So I'm just now getting back into it and I'm happy to be playing again and back to 100 percent."

Now that he's returning to full speed, Ramsey is getting more and more polished and he's prepared to excel this summer when the rust and the injury are gone.

"At the beginning in the first session, I wasn't playing that good, I wasn't in a rhythm," Ramsey said. "But after that, I've been in a rhythm and our team has been winning, so I can't complain."

Ramsey's trademark aggressive style of play has not gone away. He'll frequently guard opponents the length of the floor and play full speed for most of his minutes. The No. 55 overall prospect in Scout.com's Class of 2016 rankings, Ramsey is a difference-maker on both ends of the floor when healthy.

"I'm a dog. I can get in you at 94 feet. And then I can get by my man and create for my teammates and create for myself," Ramsey said.


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