2014 FL DB has family ties

When recruiting Randy Ramsey, having a Ramsey already on the roster should be a good thing. Wake Forest has offered Randy Ramsey, the younger brother of current Demon Deacon redshirt freshman Allen Ramsey, Jr. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior defensive back from South Florida's Dillard High School was excited to have Wake Forest as his first offer.

"When I was [at Wake Forest] this summer," said Randy Ramsey, "I received the offer. It's a nice school. I really like Coach Mac, my recruiter. My brother going there is what's really drawn me to the program. We played together [at Dillard] when I was a freshman and he was a senior. It would be great to have the chance to play with him again. Right now, I'm just talking to coaches and taking things in."

Ramsey started in his freshman year at Dillard and is enjoying a big junior season in the Panthers secondary. This is his first season under head coach Lorenzo Davis who replaced Manny Martin.

"I think [Davis] is doing a good job," Ramsey said. "The transition has gone better than I thought. We have one more district game with American Heritage and if we get by them we'll have a good shot at the playoffs.

"I'm doing okay. I have 30 tackles and 10 pass breakups but I don't have a pick yet. We play a lot of man coverage. This year I playing the game more physically and think that I'm quicker, faster, and more explosive."

In September, Ramsey was in Tallahassee to watch his brother's team take on the Seminoles. At this point, the two programs he saw play that day are the two showing Ramsey the most interest but he's starting to hear from more interested parties.

"I'm not sure but I think I have an offer from FSU," he said. "I've talked to the recruiting coordinators at Alabama and Auburn. Mainly, I'm focused on my education when looking at colleges. I also want to feel the family thing and go into a program that's going to welcome and accept me. Location isn't as important to me as long as it's the right fit."

Ramsey said he recorded his best 40 yard dash time of 4.5 at his high school. He also runs the 200 and 400 meter dash for track and field. In the classroom, he reports an excellent 3.3 GPA. The Panthers have a bye this weekend before their pivotal game with highly-ranked American Heritage in Florida 5A.


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