Thursday, August 1, 2013
2015 San Antonio DB on Longhorns' radar
By William Wilkerson
You just had a feeling that new targets would emerge from the Texas Stampede, and one did in 2015 defensive back Keivon Ramsey (San Antonio/Judson).
Apparently he and the Longhorns have been in communication since the beginning of spring ball.
“During spring ball, coach [Duane] Akina came the first day, saw me and liked me,” Ramsey said. “[He] came back the second day and we started talking. He and my head coach have a good connection. So we talked and said I should come down and that it would be good for me. It was fun.”
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“They just said to keep working,” he said. “They heard about my work ethic. They liked that. There are a lot of great things ahead of me and to keep my mind right.”
Though Ramsey grew up a Longhorns fan he said he has fallen off a little bit simply because he doesn’t watch a ton of television. But he said he would get back into it, especially now that he knows some new things about Texas.
“I didn’t know they had that many DBs go to the NFL,” Ramsey said. “I saw the 'Money Wall.' "
Ramsey also liked the family atmosphere he felt on Saturday.
“Everybody is close,” he said. “You can laugh, have fun, and be yourself. Plus it is close to home.”
There were several defensive backs in attendance so one-on-one contact was hard to come by. But Ramsey felt confident that this was only the beginning of their relationship.
“I am supposed to come back for a game,” he said. “I think Coach Akina’s son, we scrimmage Austin Bowie, so he said he was going to come watch me. I think his son is a quarterback. That should be interesting.”
In addition to Texas, Ramsey said he is also hearing from Baylor, BYU and Texas Tech.
Considered one of the top players in the San Antonio area, Ramsey has transformed his body this offseason to become a serious target for Division I offers. In fact, he weighed 140 pounds last season but is now up to 165 pounds.
“If you’re not scared and you attack somebody your going to do good,” Ramsey said. “If you come in scared somebody could get hurt. As long as you believe in yourself, no one can stop you.”
Ramsey, who said he ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at school recently, said he is really good at pinpointing deep and jump balls. He can also play cornerback.