Orlando (Fla.) Olympia wrapped up their spring this past week. For Ramar Dennis, a rising senior transitioning from defensive end to outside linebacker, it marked the completion of an important month for he and his teammates.
"It has been an awesome spring if you ask me," Dennis said. "We came together as a team. We lost a lot of seniors last year, but I think we all came together and it was a great spring."
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect is also getting comfortable working at outside linebacker. Dennis has previously played defensive end for Olympia.
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"A lot of the interest in me by colleges is as a linebacker," Dennis said. "I have played that position before, so it is like going back to normal."
The spring also saw increased interest in the services of Dennis by a number of colleges.
"Some big schools, BCS schools, have come into the picture," Dennis said. "Illinois, Syracuse, Purdue, Cincinnati, and South Alabama also. Those are some of the main schools I am really looking at."
In total, Dennis claims 10 offers - Buffalo, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Illinois, Northern Illinois, South Alabama, Syracuse, Tennessee State, Temple, and Western Kentucky.
The Central Florida prospect will use the summer months to sort through those options. That will likely include a few official visits.
"I am going to take visits to some of these colleges but I don't know where off the top of my head," Dennis said. "I know I am going down to a camp at USF for sure. I also want to see South Alabama, Purdue, Syracuse, and Cincinnati."
Dennis, who claims no leader, is hopeful he can decide before taking the first snap of his senior season.
"I want to make it before the end of my senior season," Dennis said. "I actually would like to make it before my senior season, at the end of the summer, but it will depend on if I am ready and able to. I'd like to have it out of the way so I can go into my season and focus on just that and school."
As a junior, Dennis recorded 106 tackles, eight sacks, and three fumble recoveries.