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Harrison Central’s Bryce Ramsey punctuates big weekend with Florida State offer

Harrison Central High School offensive linemen Bryce Ramsey, seated, and Jacob Shoemaker. Ramsey picked up an offer from Florida State over the weekend.
Harrison Central High School offensive linemen Bryce Ramsey, seated, and Jacob Shoemaker. Ramsey picked up an offer from Florida State over the weekend. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com file

Last weekend was a big one for South Mississippi’s young linemen with St. Martin junior Brandon Cunningham committing to Miami and George County sophomore McKinnley Jackson landing an Alabama offer.

Harrison Central junior Bryce Ramsey also had a big start to the weekend when Florida State offered Friday.

Ramsey said Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett invited the 6-foot-2, 346-pound Red Rebel into his office following last weekend’s camp in Tallahassee and offered. Admittedly, Ramsey tried to keep his cool.

“On the outside I didn’t show that much but on the inside it was crazy. I was excited,” Ramsey said Monday. “It was unbelievable really. I didn’t picture myself getting an offer from a top school like Florida State.”

It was the second visit to Florida State this summer for Ramsey, who also made the trip several weeks back for another camp.

“The first time I went to camp, I showed out there. The coaches loved me and the offensive line coach asked me to come back,” he said. “I was expecting (the offer Friday) but I still did what I had to do in order to get it and keep it.

“I didn’t want to get ahead of myself.”

The Seminole staff ran players through a number of drills during the camp, which spanned Wednesday through Friday. Ramsey’s prowess in 1-on-1 drills helped seal the offer.

“That’s really where I shined,” he said. “The coaches really love my hands; I’m fast, strong, have balance and can move well.”

While Ramsey was admittedly beside himself with the FSU offer, he doesn’t expect to make a commitment until after this season.

Ramsey already held offers from Jackson State, Memphis, Southern Miss and South Alabama. Alcorn State also offered Ramsey last weekend.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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