Ramsay Back from Chapel Hill

Scout.com three-star prospect Devan Ramsay took an official visit to North Carolina over the weekend to check out UNC and the football program.

"It went really well," said Ramsay, who was hosted by Bryan Dixon. "I got to meet with the players – they took me out, I got to see the campus, and I got to meet with the academic support staff.

"The academic support staff [really stood out]. It was made up of former players, so they know the things that you're going through. I thought that was good."

Additionally, Ramsey had hoped to gain a better understanding of a possible UNC scholarship offer.

"I think they want to meet up with my mom first [before offering]," said Ramsay. "This coming Wednesday [UNC is going to have an in-home visit].

"It sounds like they are going to offer, but I don't want to say that they are and they don't. I think they have another [verbal commitment] from a guy with the same build as me. But, I'm confident in my own ability."

Ramsay, a 6-foot-2 245-pound running back from Lawrenceville (N.J.) Prep, is being recruited as a running back by Steve Hagen.

Originally, Ramsay verbally committed to Boston College in July, but the change in regime also brought a change of plans on how the Eagles were going to use the jumbo athlete.

"They wanted me as a defensive tackle," said Ramsay. "I don't really think that they actually wanted me, because if you want me for defense you're going to put me at linebacker or defensive end."

With Boston College "pretty much" out of the picture, Ramsay shifted his focus to UNC, Maryland, and Villanova.

Ramsay, who doesn't have a leader among the three aforementioned schools, has mixed feelings about North Carolina following his stay.

"It's a lot different, because I've lived in the North my whole life," said Ramsey. "Just the attitude and stuff was different. It's kind of both [good and bad], because all the guys were real nice but, at the same time, it's different."

Ramsay leaves for an official visit with Villanova Monday and then officially visits College Park Friday.

Before leaving for Chapel Hill, the Terrapins extended Ramsay a scholarship offer. He also holds offers from Boston College, Purdue, Syracuse, and Vanderbilt.

In just nine games, Ramsay rushed for 1,038 yards and 16 touchdowns during his senior season. He also collected 42 tackles, six sacks, and one interception.

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