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Ramacher makes the call

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Denton (Texas) Guyer athlete Dominic Ramacher is one of the more versatile prospects in the state of Texas. He has the ability to translate to many positions at the next level including fullback, tight end, h-back or linebacker. Schools have taken notice and he has garnered double-digit offers already.
On Saturday, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior made an unofficial visit to a college campus. Though he went in without an offer, Ramacher wound up on the commit list less than 12 hours later.
"I just committed to Oklahoma State," Ramacher said on Saturday evening. "I took my unofficial visit up there today and I just fell in love with the place. The coach and everything, I just loved it. I want to major in journalism and when it came to the academics they got me everything I needed to know on it. Everything about it, I just fell in love with the school. I knew right away that was where I wanted to go, no doubt."
The sudden commitment even caught Ramacher a bit off guard.
"Honestly I didn't even know I was going to get an offer today," he said. "I thought they were going to take their time and really play it out. When coach (Mike) Gundy told me they were offering I knew then that I wanted to commit. I needed to talk it over with the rest of my family and once I did that we were all 100-percent sure on what we wanted to do.
"I called coach Gundy after I got home and talked to my family tonight. Once we were sure I called coach Gundy and told him I wanted to commit. He was excited."
Three of Ramacher's teammates - quarterback J.W. Walsh, wide receiver Josh Stewart and defensive end Jimmy Bean - signed with Oklahoma State this past February. However, he says they did not really factor into his decision.
"It was just my dad and I that went up there," Ramacher said. "I haven't really talked to those guys about it. They've told me some stuff about [Oklahoma State] but really I just wanted to take a visit and get a look at it for myself."
With many schools having a position in mind for Ramacher, Oklahoma State still does not know where he will play. That was actually a selling point for him.
"They're pretty much recruiting me as an athlete," he said. "They told me, with all the things I can do, I was the kind of player they didn't want to pass up on so they offered. When the time comes they're going to find a position for me since I can really do whatever they need me to. They didn't offer me at a specific position which is another thing I liked about it."
Ramacher chose Oklahoma State over offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Oregon State, Purdue, San Diego State and Wake Forest.
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