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Ramsey still solid to Dawgs after UF visit

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Camden County (Ga.) junior quarterback Brice Ramsey got more than just a little face time with the Florida coaching staff before Saturday's Gator home game against Tennessee.
First, he spent 30 minutes with head coach Will Muschamp in his office.
Then, he chatted with offensive coordinator Charlie Weis for another hour.
The message from both men was similar, said Ramsey, a Georgia commit.
"They just talked about how they're going to keep recruiting me and how they want me to go there," Ramsey said. "They said they're going to stay on me."
According to Ramsey, he enjoyed the trip with his parents to Gainesville, which is two hours from where he lives in southeast Georgia. It was his first appearance at a Gators home game since Florida was walloped by South Carolina last November.
"It went good," he said. "I had a lot of fun. It was a good game. The atmosphere was really fun. [Florida] played pretty good. They run a pro-style offense."
After the visit, where does Ramsey stand with his commitment to the Bulldogs?
"I'm 100 percent unless something bad happens [at Georgia]," Ramsey said. I'm glad [Florida] is recruiting me because you never know."
Ramsey said he will attend Georgia's Nov. 12 home game against Auburn. Two weeks later, he plans to be back in Gainesville when the Gators play host to Florida State.
In a lopsided win over Savannah (Ga.) Windsor Forest on Friday, Ramsey, whose nationally ranked team is 3-0, produced arguably his best game of the 2011 season. In his third career start, he finished 9 of 14 for 158 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Three passes were dropped, including two in the endzone.
"I felt like I did pretty good," Ramsey said. "I got into a rhythm. I felt like we did a good job catching the ball and the line did a really good job blocking, so I had time. I was completing passes and making good throws. Sometimes I made the wrong read, but the throw would be good enough to get in there."
While Ramsey's Week-3 statistics weren't extraordinary, consider this: He operates out of the wing-t for the run-oriented Wildcats and threw only a combined 16 times in the team's first two games, completing 10 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
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"I would say I improved my footwork [the most from the previous game]," Ramsey said. "In the first game, I had jitters. I was moving my feet too much. When I throw on the run, I'm not as consistent. You're not able to drive off your back foot. Then I'd rush the throw and that's never good. I just want to keep having completions, continue to make improvement with my feet, make better reads and take what the defense gives me."
Ramsey said he is improving each week.
"The first game, I'd probably give myself a C," he said. "I felt like Friday I moved up to a B. I feel like I progress each series."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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