Patience Pays Off

Three-star defensive back Keivon Ramsey's patience paid off earlier this week when he picked up an offer from a school he'd been dreaming about for a while.

Ramsey, who goes to school roughly an hour south of Austin in Converse (Texas) Judson, had visited Texas' campus for a junior day and has been in contact with UT defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, who preached patience.

But after their talk earlier this week, in which Bedford offered Ramsey, he wouldn't mind if Ramsey accelerated his recruiting process now.

"I've been hearing from UT for a while and I've been waiting for them to come around because they are another great DB school," he said. "So I kept showing up to their junior days and kept in contact with Coach Bedford, and he told me to stick with them and to let him know if anybody started to make any moves. Last week he wanted to speak to me and he offered me.

"It's big time, it's great, but you also have to stay humble at the same time," he said.

A few weeks prior, Ramsey picked up an offer from another top defensive backs program in LSU.

"I called Coach [special teams coordinator/defensive assistant Bradley Dale] Peveto over spring break and they told me they wanted to officially offer me," he said. "It's exciting. LSU is a big defensive backs school, so it's awesome."

Right now both schools are in his top five of UT, LSU, Texas Tech, Baylor and Oklahoma (in no particular order).

But what is it about the 6-foot-1, 165-pound DB with 4.4 40-yard dash speed that has these types of programs offering?

"They told me they like my physicality and they like how I am as a man, not just on the field," he said.

Ramsey also has offers from Baylor, OU, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, and UTSA. He said all schools were in the mix as long as they aren't up north.

"Anything is fine except up north because I don't do the cold that well," he said.

Although Ramsey still has a lot to figure out he doesn't see himself waiting that long to commit. In fact, he'd like to do it in August before his senior season really gets ramped up.

"I want to take some visits and see how it plays out," he said.

So far he's visited UT, Baylor and Oklahoma for junior days and is working on getting out to Texas Tech. The only spring game he knows for sure he'll be attending is Texas' on April 19.

"I want to see the vibe of the players and the game," Ramsey said. "For me, formation isn't everything. I can learn anything. It's just the feeling I want to get just watching them. I want to feel the tenacity and the intensity."


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