Denton (Texas) Guyer made a deep playoff run in their first year of Class 5A football, making it all the way to the state championship game before falling short of the title. With Rivals100 quarterback J.W. Walsh and fellow Oklahoma State signees Josh Stewart and Jimmy Bean not returning next season, there would seem to be a fall off for the Wildcats looming in 2011.
If this year's juniors have their way, that will not be the case though. One of the top Class of 2012 prospects for Guyer is Dominic Ramacher and the 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior recently received his first offer.
"Colorado offered me," Ramacher said. "It caught me off-guard because I'd never really had any contact with them before. It was a pretty cool deal, though.
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"They called my coach and he told me that Colorado wanted to offer me. He gave me the number and I talked to some of the coaches and they offered me. It was really exciting."
Ramacher has played a number of positions for the Wildcats over the years and was used all over the field as a junior this past season.
"I played linebacker as a freshman," he said. "My sophomore year I was mostly a quarterback. My junior year I was moved to tight end and now I'm at linebacker. I'll be playing linebacker and tight end as a senior.
"I didn't really have a specific position this year, actually. I played tight end, sometimes fullback, sometimes running back. I played quarterback sometimes. I did quite a bit."
With his ability to line up at a number of places, colleges seem to disagree on his ideal spot at the next level.
"They offered me as a tight end," he said of Colorado. "Oklahoma came in and looked at me as a linebacker and they liked me there. I'm not sure where other schools are wanting me. I don't really have a preference for either side of the ball in college. I'm just kind of getting into recruiting and I haven't really thought about it yet."
In addition to the Buffs and Sooners, Ramacher is receiving interest from other schools as well.
"I've gotten stuff from Baylor and Kansas," he said. "Texas had come and talked to my coach at the school but I haven't really heard from them. He told me they were interested, though. Rice and Minnesota are also sending me stuff."
As of right now, the athletic junior has not lined up any campus visits this spring. He hopes to change that, though.
"I don't have any planned yet," Ramacher said. "I got invited to Kansas' junior day but I'm still waiting to see if I'm going to make it as well as some other ones. I'm sure I'll go see plenty of places."