Signee Update: Devon Ramsay

When Devon Ramsay arrives on North Carolina's practice field for the first time this summer, he'll be working out with the running backs. However, that might not be the position he lines up at this fall.

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  • "I'm going to start out with the running backs as a halfback or tailback," said Ramsay. "If that doesn't work out I'll switch to defense.

    "Regardless, they said ‘Come in ready to compete for a spot.'"

    Ramsay, a 6-foot-2 245-pound jumbo athlete from Lawrenceville (N.J.) Prep, hopes to stay on the offensive side of the ball, but believes he can excel at virtually any position he plays.

    "I'm pretty versatile so I feel like I can do either [offense or defense] equally well," said Ramsay.

    For Lawrenceville Prep, Ramsay starred at tailback and defensive end.

    While more accustomed to playing with and against Division I-A talent then most incoming freshman, Ramsay is anxious to see how well the transition goes from New Jersey's prep ranks to the ACC.

    "Since there are already six D-1 recruits at my school, I'm kind of interested to see how the competition is [at UNC] and how I translate," said Ramsay. "My only goal is I just want to know that I tried my best."

    Ramsay speaks to Steve Hagen, his primary recruiter, every other week.

    "[We talk about] when I'm going to come in during the summer, how I'm preparing, and how I'm doing in track," said Ramsay.

    In spring track, Ramsay participates in the shot put, discus, 100-meter dash, and 4x100 relay.

    At the most recent event, the 33rd Annual Bernard's Invitational, Ramsay placed third in the shot put with a 50'6" throw. He also threw the discus 128'. At another meet three days prior, Ramsay placed first in shot put (47'10"), discus (149'5"), and the 4x100 (45.41 seconds), and second in the 100 (11.83 seconds).

    This weekend, Ramsay will participate in the Mid Atlantic Prep League Championship Meet.

    In addition to training like the rest of his fellow UNC signees, Ramsay is doing a little rehab.

    "I injured my shoulder during the season; I'm just trying to get that to full strength," said Ramsay. "I'm positive it will be [100-percent when I enroll]."

    Ramsay sustained a shoulder subluxation, which is a temporary, partial dislocation of the shoulder joint.

    Fully qualified, Ramsay will move into his Chapel Hill dorm on June 18th and enroll in the second summer session.

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