Education and Winning a BCS Championship

Safety Xavier Ramos, 6-0, 180, from St. Bonaventure in Los Angeles is Oregon's latest verbal commitment. Ramos responded to some questions from eDuck Sports about his recruiting decision and summer plans.

Xavier Ramos has been described by some as playing like a guided missile, and when Coach John Neal caught sight of Ramos' game tapes, he and the rest of the Duck coaching staff wanted that missile as part of the Oregon defense.

Ramos had 44 tackles to help St. Bonaventure win the CIF-SS Northern Division title and the CIF State D-III Championship Bowl in 2007.

Recruiting had really just begun for Ramos when he received an offer from Army, coached by Oregon native and former NFL great Stan Brock. A couple days after Army offered, Ramos heard from the Ducks. Why did the youngster from L.A. choose Oregon?

"The decision to commit to Oregon for me was that it has an excellent football program," responded Ramos. "I want to see them winning a BCS championship in the future, as well as the education being another key factor."

School has just been let out for the year and now that he's on summer vacation, Ramos has at least one road trip in mind.

"I haven't been up to Eugene yet, but I am planning to make an unofficial (trip) this summer and then an official this upcoming season," Ramos indicated.

Ramos became the second St. Bonaventure prospect in the 2009 class to commit to the Pac-10, joining teammate Patrick Hall, who's headed to USC.

Besides Oregon and Army, Ramos was also being recruited by Arizona.

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