Georgia Bulldogs: Taking a Look at the Brice Ramsey Effect
Quarterback is the most important position on the football field. A great one can take an average team to great heights, while an average one can bring a great team down. Luckily for Georgia they have a guy that is one of the top players in the country at any position in Aaron Murray to quarterback them for a few seasons. Behind him are Hutson Mason and Christian Lemay. Mason was a three-star quarterback out of high school; LeMay was a four-star player and has a lot of upside.
You still can’t have too many big time quarterbacks though, and the state Georgia promises one of the best quarterbacks in the country in 2013 in Camden County product Brice Ramsey. Even LeMay’s upside may not be greater than Ramsey’s.
I say this because Ramsey is just a rising junior, yet is taking football camps by storm. Florida Head Coach Will Muschamp offered the kid a scholarship after seeing him throw three passes. Every camp he goes to he leaves with an offer.
This is also a little strange because he comes from a school that runs the Wing T and doesn’t throw the ball a ton. That will be changing some for Ramsey, but if he already has enough talent to earn offers from the top schools in the southeast and won’t be playing high school in a pro style offense, that means one thing: HUGE upside.
Ramsey confirmed the sentiment that many insiders are getting about Georgia’s chances when he told Scout.com’s Chad Simmons that he still has Georgia as his top school right now. Many insiders feel that he is a pretty safe bet to be a Bulldog whenever he graduates.
Ramsey has a very impressive physical presence considering his age. Scout.com lists him at 6’3”, 197 pounds with a lot of room to grow in his frame. He will be the prototypical quarterback you want size wise as well as athletically. Ramsey has very good arm strength and shows great accuracy. He also shows good mobility and the ability to throw on the run. Basically, he can do everything you can ask out of a quarterback in a pro-style offense.
Getting Ramsey would not only be good because of his ability, but also because there are a good number of top recruits that really want to play with him. Tramel Terry, a very fast elite-level wide receiver from South Carolina, has already said that Ramsey will be his future quarterback. Derrick Henry, a top runningback from Florida, has also said that playing with Ramsey would be “great.”
And guys like Tyshon Dye would also be more likely to come play for the Bulldogs, though Dye has Georgia as his top school.
Ramsey is planning to commit somewhere and end his recruiting before his senior year, so the Dawgs may have to wait a little more than a year for his decision.