California running back Brandon Ramirez talks BYU offer
Since April 15, BYU coaches have been evaluating prospects across the country. One prospect who has been in contact with BYU staff is California athlete Brandon Ramirez. Ramirez, who is preparing at San Joaquin Memorial High School, also runs the track where he recently sprinted 10.7 100 yards at the MJC Invitational.
Ramirez plays both running back and safety. He’s listed as a safety by 247Sports, but BYU signed him as a running back. “I contacted Coach Gilford first and then Coach Unga started reaching out,” Ramirez said. “[BYU] offered me as a ball carrier.”
During his conversation with Coach Unga when he received the scholarship offer, Ramirez said: “Coach Unga was telling me how I reminded him of former running back Tyler Allgeier which was a big compliment. He talked to me a lot about the program and how things are structured at BYU.”
Last season, Ramirez rushed for 1,113 yards on 116 attempts, averaging 9.59 yards per carry. He also scored 14 touchdowns. He hits holes quickly with single cuts and uses his track speed to outrun defenders. He also has a good size at 6’0, 195 pounds and his size allows him to break arm tackles.
Ramirez holds competing bids from Colorado, Fresno State, the Air Force, Army and Yale. He says Daily Cougs he hears the most from Colorado, the Army, and the Air Force.
When Ramirez is enrolled in the school of his choice, BYU will be a full member of the Big 12 Conference. Ramirez described BYU’s move to the Big 12 as a “big deal.” “It’s going to be exciting to watch them play against these schools. Hopefully they win a Big 12 championship!”
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Before getting an offer from BYU, Ramirez already knew a few things about BYU and its football program. “I know BYU is one of the best football programs and a great university. I know it’s a religious school and it’s located in Utah,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez has no official visits planned, but he hopes to make a visit to Provo. “I will definitely take a trip to BYU and experience the beautiful campus,” Ramirez said.
On when he plans to make his decision in college, Ramirez said, “I plan to make a decision sometime before my senior season. Maybe in August.”
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