Brice Ramsey wasn't sure how to react when he learned midday Friday the Georgia Bulldogs had become the first school to offer the 2013 quarterback from Georgia's Camden County.
"I told [Georgia coach] Mark Richt on the phone I was speechless," Ramsey said.
By Friday evening, Ramsey had collected his thoughts. But the self-described longtime Georgia fan was still somewhat taken aback by the day's events.
"It feels really good," he said. "It's surreal. That's my first one and it is such a big school. My mom was the first person I called. She was just proud of me and knows I have a lot of interest in them."
Incredibly, Ramsey has yet to start a varsity game at quarterback. However, as his team's top backup in 2010, he saw extensive action at the position and took snaps in every regular season game.
"I actually played a lot," Ramsey said. "There's a good number of highlights on my film."
Two Georgia coaches stopped by Camden County during the week.
"Coach [Tony Ball] came by Tuesday, then Coach [Mike Bobo] came Thursday," Ramsey said. "When Coach Bobo was here yesterday, he got here at like 1 [p.m.] and didn't get out until 4:45. The whole time he was watching my film of last year and this spring. I called him at 9 last night after practice, and he said he wanted to offer me then and there. But he had to talk to Coach Richt. At like noon today, I got called into the athletic office. I was told [Georgia] wanted to offer me a scholarship. They really liked my progress. They didn't expect me to be as good as I was."
According to Ramsey, the Bulldogs had seen him throw before. Many times, in fact.
"I've gone to the Georgia camps since like the seventh grade," he said. "I've thrown in front of them a lot. I also do a lot of combines and Nike Camps. I almost always win MVP."
Georgia apparently isn't the only program interested in the 6-foot-4, 195-pounder.
"Alabama and Florida were at school this week," Ramsey said. "Clemson is coming next week. I get mail from just about every SEC school."