Charleston Rambo might still be a ways off from making a verbal commitment.
But that doesn’t mean the four-star receiver from Cedar Hill, Texas, isn’t ready to start taking some suitors more seriously. That’s why he’s visiting Notre Dame this weekend for Junior Day and a first look at the Irish.
Rambo, his family and four-star quarterback Avery Davis, a teammate at Cedar Hill High School and fellow Notre Dame target, will make the drive. They’ll stay for the whole weekend.
“You’re gonna take more than one receiver so the process is a little bit slower,” said Cedar Hill head coach Joey McGuire. “I could be wrong but I think he probably wants to make a decision when he gets into the summer. He’s another kid that’s very intelligent. They’re a lot alike. They’re leaders through the way they work. They’re vocal but they’re not over-talking, boisterous, it’s all about me type kids. Avery and Rambo are a lot alike.
“I think it was big for him going. There’s a Rivals Camp this weekend at our place and it was more important to go see Notre Dame than go to camp. I thought that was very mature of him.”
Notre Dame is among a long list of programs to line up for Rambo over the last couple months.
Arizona State, Arkansas, Duke, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Miami, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Utah, Virginia and Washington are among the scholarship offers.
Reviewing junior film revealed to college coaches a versatile skill set in the 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect. Offers quickly followed.
“He can really stretch the field,” McGuire said. “He can play inside or outside receiver but he can really stretch the field. He knocks the top off the safeties. He’s got really good speed, good hands. He can go get the football. He’s got good length. The deal that he’s gotta do and is doing is get a little stronger. He’ll do that at the college level with the training table. They’re monitoring what they’re eating and all that good stuff. One of the best things he does is stretch the field. He gets on top of corners and safeties in a hurry.”
Notre Dame offered Davis first, back in October. The quarterback visited Notre Dame a month later and has since drawn offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford to Cedar Hill High on multiple occasions.
One of those stops resulted in Rambo landing an offer. Davis and Rambo could end up at the same program, yet nothing in recruiting is a guarantee.
“It could happen,” McGuire said. “I’ve had different guys go. One year I had three that went together. I could see that. But also through recruiting a lot of times, you see guys go where they feel like they fit. It’s gonna be interesting where he ends.”
Rambo has yet to formally narrow his list or set a firm timeline on making a commitment. Oklahoma, however, is running strong among the offers.
“I think OU is another school that is really on the top of his list,” McGuire said. “They were one of the first to offer. That’s the other one that I can think of. He’s got a bunch of offers. Those guys, going into the spring you get a sense of if they’re ready or not. I think right now he’s really trying to weigh his options as opposed to getting down to three or four teams and getting ready to commit.”