Top San Antonio DB Likes Texas

With 2014 being such a strong season for talent in the San Antonio area, some of the city's top 2015 talent has flown under the radar a bit.

One such player, Converse Judson safety Keivon Ramsey, took in Texas Stampede on Saturday, joining a pretty stacked group of players.

"[The coaches] just said keep working," Ramsey said. "They heard about my work ethic; they like that."

It's hard not to like Ramsey's attitude on the field. The 6-foot-1 safety played last season at 140 pounds, but didn't hesitate to throw his pads around like a player much heavier.

"If you're not scared, and you attack somebody, you're going to do good," Ramsey said. "If you come in scared, you're likely to get hurt. As long as you believe in yourself, running full speed, can't nobody stop you."

Ramsey is now up to 165 pounds, and the Judson staff had him at 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash in the spring.

"I think I'm very good at the deep ball, jump balls, things like that," Ramsey said. "I want to work on hitting, actually pounding people. I want to work on that. So I have to get my weight up. I think my pursuit is pretty good, too."

College coaches would probably agree with Ramsey's skill assessment. He's currently being recruited by Texas, Baylor, BYU and Texas Tech. He camped at Texas, Texas Tech and Baylor, and planned to camp at Houston, though he wasn't able to make it.

Ramsey said he grew up at Texas fan, and said that if the Longhorns offered, he would jump at the opportunity to commit.

"Oh yeah, no doubt," he said. "Everybody's close. You laugh, you have fun. It's close to home."

Ramsey said that while he followed the Longhorns, he "didn't know they had that many DBs going to the NFL." He said defensive backs coach Duane Akina is recruiting him as a defensive back, rather than as a cornerback or a safety, specifically. He plays both for Judson.

Ramsey will likely come in for at least one game this fall, and Akina will get a special opportunity to scout his abilities. Judson is set to scrimmage Austin Bowie, and Akina's son plays quarterback for Bowie.


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