Spring game nets Horns 10th pledge

Posted April 21st, 2014


You may have missed it, but the Longhorns picked up a win on Saturday.

I’m not talking about team “Texas” beating team “Longhorns” 38-14 in the Orange-White scrimmage. I’m talking about after the game, when Converse Judson defensive back Keivon Ramsey verbally committed to Texas during an unofficial visit to UT.

Ramsey, a 247Sports Composite three-star prospect, was one of roughly 90 recruits in attendance for the Texas spring game. Charlie Strong’s staff extended a scholarship to the 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback two weeks before the scrimmage, and after watching the practice and talking to coaches, Ramsey became the tenth 2015 prospect to commit to Texas.


The newest future Longhorn has the kind of length coaches covet in a cornerback, but there is some disparity in his ranking among recruiting services. 247Sports ranks Ramsey in its national Top247 and considers him the 32nd-best recruit in the state of Texas in 2015. Rivals doesn’t have him listed in its Rivals250 and slots the 25-5A first-team All-District selection at No. 76 in the state.

Ramsey is the second defensive back to commit to UT’s 2015 class. The group, led by national top-20 offensive linemen Toby Weathersby (Houston Westfield) and Patrick Vahe (Euless Trinity), is ranked eighth nationally and first in the Big 12, according to 247Sports.

Ramsey chose Texas over scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Baylor, Oregon State and others.

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