Columbus (Ohio) Independence running back Jacob Ramsey was one of the more impressive players at the Ann Arbor NIKE Training Camp and he's used that strong performance to work his way into several scholarship offers from schools throughout the Midwest.
"I've been busy this summer," Ramsey, who is 5-foot-11 and 211 pounds, said. "I went to NIKE camp and then one-day camps at Ohio State, West Virginia, Ohio, Cincinnati, and Eastern Michigan. I felt like I did well at all of those camps and showed I am recovered from my injury."
That injury was when he broke his ankle in the first scrimmage of his junior season. He said he broke up the middle on a running back and one of the tacklers fell on his ankle. He showed at the NIKE Camp that he was fully recovered and he did the same again at the summer camp stops.
"The NIKE Camp really helped heat things up for me and show that I'm back at full strength," he said. "I've gotten a lot of attention since then. I have offers from Marshall, Miami (OH), Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Ohio, and Kent State. Ohio State, Michigan State and Illinois have all been talking to me a lot."
In May, he got calls from Cincinnati, Minnesota, Penn State, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Kent State, Miami of Ohio, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Marshall.
With all of this attention several teams have started to emerge on the top of the list for Ramsey, ranked as the No. 45 player in Ohio by Rivals.com.
"Minnesota (Mitch Browning), Wisconsin (Jim Hueber), Ohio State (Dick Tressel), Penn State (Jay Paterno) and Cincinnati (Tim Hinton) are the teams I like the most right now," he said. "Of the teams I have an offer from I would say Cincinnati is the leader, but I'm still open. I'm looking for a school that has good discipline and wants the team to stay focused. I want to major in communications so that's pretty important to me, too."