OU coaches fighting for Ramsey

OU offered defensive back Keivon Ramsey earlier this month, but it's too early to know if he'll be at cornerback or safety.

Oklahoma is going through two battles to try to land Converse (Texas) Judson safety Keivon Ramsey. The first one is obvious. As Ramsey continues to pile up the offers, it's not a slam dunk the Sooners are going to be the program he chooses.

The second battle, though, is a little different. If he does get to Norman, the next battle will be waged by OU cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright and OU safeties coach Mike Stoops. Simply put, they both want Ramsey's services.

"They weren't really arguing, but they were talking about how they both want me either at cornerback or safety," Ramsey said. "I prefer safety, but I'll play wherever the coaches want me to play."

Going into OU's second junior day, Ramsey wasn't sure if the OU offer was going to come his way. He got tipped off the day before the good news was coming. Even so, that didn't make the moment any less special when OU coach Bob Stoops brought Ramsey to his office to let him know.

Ramsey said the first thing that stood out about the visit was seeing all the history and tradition. He said it's one thing to hear about everything, but it meant a lot more to him to see it all in person.

"They have all that history, but they're also talking about a lot of renovations and everything like that," Ramsey said. "It's really exciting."

Ramsey, a three-star safety, said he loves to come downhill on somebody and lower the boom. It goes with his nature about preferring safety over cornerback.

Despite all of OU's tradition, Ramsey said he didn't know much about the program until the visit earlier this month. It definitely opened his eyes to some different things.

"The OU coaching staff was great," Ramsey said. "They were very energetic, and I felt real comfortable with them."

Comfort is going to play a big role in Ramsey's recruitment. He's not waiting a particular offer. He's not waiting for a particular date. He's waiting for that moment. Once he finds that moment, he's not going to wait.

"I'm going to wait until that one thing that really grabs my attention, that makes me want to go there," Ramsey said. "Once I find that, I won't hesitate to pull the trigger."

Ramsey said he hopes to attend several spring practices with TCU, Baylor, Texas and Texas Tech joining OU as potential destinations.


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