Consistently Impressed

Consistency carries a lot of weight with Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong. He preaches it to his players, consistently, and is consistent in letting the media know about it.

Turns out consistency in the coaching staff had a lot to do with Texas picking up the verbal pledge of three-star defensive back Kevion Ramsey (Converse, Texas/Judson) on Saturday.

"Really the coaching staff and what they had to say, what they said they'd do and what they will provide," he said. "When I went to Austin my first time I really liked them. As I kept talking to them I was getting the same thing over and over again. I wasn't getting anything different from anybody. It was consistent with how they were and what they want."

The No 34 safety in the country committed to Strong and the coaching staff shortly after the conclusion of the Orange-White scrimmage at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

"All the coaches were fired up after they found out," he said. "Coach Strong had a big ol smile on his face. It's a relief. The recruiting thing was getting out of hand and kind of stressful. So this helps."

The 10th commitment of 215 for UT, Ramsey (6-foot-1, 165 pounds) chose the Longhorns over offers from Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, and UTSA. He had a top five of Texas, LSU, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Oklahoma.

The hard-hitting safety is the eighth player to commit to Texas since Strong took over, and the fourth this week following 2015 three-star running backs Kirk Johnson (San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian) and Tristian Houston (Galena Park, Texas/North Shore), and 2016 wide receiver Collin Johnson, Kirk's brother.

Ramsey had said that he wanted to take his time with the process before making a final decision, but that began to change on Friday.

"I was with my boys the day before talking about it and I told them I might commit," he said. "I was kind of being patient on it because I wanted to really make the right decision. But I kept talking to them and then I went up there and everything was just right. So I decided to commit."

One of the other factors that played a part in his decision had to do with the relationship he's built with defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn, who's quickly becoming a player-favorite.

"I mean he knows my background and where I came from so he knows who I am," he said. "He is not just there for you on the field but he's there for you in the classroom and when it comes to life and just being a better man. That's what it's all about."

Seeing former Texas defensive backs turned NFL stars Michael Huff, Michael Griffin, and Aaron Williams come back in support of the Longhorns certainly didn't hurt.

"Who wouldn't want to go to a place where you can excel at your position," he asked.

Ramsey said it hasn't sunk in yet that he's committed to Texas. But he's anxious to start furthering his relationships with the rest of the commitments. He's already close with Charles Omenihu and DeShon Elliott.

"I've seen Charles at Texas a couple of times and we've talked on Twitter a couple of times, and Coach [Vance] Bedford introduced me to DeShon and told me to watch his highlight tape on Hudl," he said. "It's nice. So that's how I got to know him."

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