Going into Friday night’s game against the number two ranked team in Ohio, class of 2014 defensive end and Louisville commit, Terry Ramsey from Northmont High (Oh) knew it was going to be battle for four quarters. Ramsey and his Northmont team did just that, winning 41-34. Ramsey had a nice night totaling seven tackles and one sack on defense.
“We talked all week that no matter the circumstances we had to fight for four quarters and not get down or get too high because that team across the field is going to keep coming at us,” said Ramsey. “I’m proud of my whole team because they didn’t give up and eventually we came through towards the end to take the lead. It was a lot of fun out there competing against those guys.”
Now standing 6-1 on the season, Northmont looks to keep rolling all the way into the playoffs. Ramsey meanwhile is having a great senior season.
“We have three games left in the regular season and we just need to keep playing hard and as a team and we should be in good shape going into the playoffs. For me personally, I have to continue being a terror off the edge,” he said. “This game I had seven tackles and last game I had 14 tackles, so I just need to continue doing the best I can each and every week.”
Since committing to Louisville back in July, Ramsey has had schools continue to try and get him to reconsider his commitment.
“Some schools continue to recruit me like: Michigan St, Missouri and West Virginia. I just tell them I am committed to Louisville and that’s where my head is. They all have asked me to visit, but I doubt I do that,” he said.
Ramsey’s comfort and relationship with the Louisville staff has grown even better since committing.
“When I first committed to Louisville, it was because of the comfort and relationships I had with the coaching staff. Academics were a big part of my decision too. The school fit me well because I want to major in graphic design and they have that major there,” said Ramsey. “Ever since I committed though, my relationships with the coaches have grown even stronger. I talk to Coach Strong and Coach Watson quite a bit. Coach Watson and I talk every week. They watch my tape from each game and tell me to keep working and doing what I’m doing. They are great coaches and people.”
Having been unable to attend any Louisville games this season, Ramsey has hopes of attending at least one game before the season ends.
“I am trying to make it to a game on my official visit. We are still working on setting that up, but I want it to be during the season so I can go to a game,” he said. “It might be for the Houston or Memphis game.”
Although he hasn’t visited in person for a game yet this season, that hasn’t stopped Ramsey from paying close attention to how the season is going.
“They are awesome. The defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin is my guy. I always watch him and try to pick up on things he does because I will be playing that end position when I get there. He is from a similar background as me growing up in foster care, etc. Seeing how far he has come and the success he has had, I am trying to be like him. He is a great guy and player,” said Ramsey.