Ole Miss is poised to lose four of their five starters on the offensive line due to graduation and the NFL Draft after the 2018 season. They addressed that need with the commitment of three-star Hamilton Hall. And now they’re back at it again. This time, Matt Luke and Jack Bicknell went down to the coast to snag a commitment from three-star Bryce Ramsey
The Mississippi native announced his intentions to pledge with the Rebels instead of the Seminoles, who offered last summer and really got his attention. The Gulfport, Miss. star recently returned from an unofficial visit at Ole Miss and it was more than enough to push him to make his verbal commitment.
The No. 27 offensive guard in the country chose to commit to the Rebs over early offers from the Noles, Memphis, South Alabama, and Southern Miss. He is also generating interest from plenty of other Power 5 schools (Florida, Mississippi State, TCU) after his impressive showings at camps across the country.
First and for most I would like to thank God for blessing me with the gift of life My Family for always believing in me and pushing me to always do my best. I’ll like to thank Coach Luke and the Ole Miss Family#MISSISSIPPIMADE pic.twitter.com/02BmzUT1Pp— Bryce Ramsey (@BryceRamsey75) March 7, 2018
Ramsey is yet another huge, cornerstone guy that can not only replace a guy like Javon Patterson, Jordan Sims, or Sean Rawlings, but can continue the lineage of big offensive linemen in Oxford. Despite the NCAA and finishing 6-6, Matt Luke and his staff are showing that they have staying power and can still win one-on-one battles against the nation’s elite.
How does he fit in?
The 6’2, 346-pounder is a humongous get, literally and figuratively. Not only did Ole Miss beat out a big name on the recruiting trail, but he is a guy who fits an immediate need because it is all but said out loud that former five-star and Under Armour All-American Greg Little will declare for the NFL Draft after the 2018 season and Javon Patterson and Co. will be gone as well. The point is, Ole Miss needs offensive linemen. And this one is quite strong.
6A District Attempt #3 785lbs pic.twitter.com/609Nim8yTT— Bryce Ramsey (@BryceRamsey75) February 18, 2017
The No. 34 player in Mississippi and one of the most impressive performers at the U.S. Army Combine in late 2017 has already shown the ability to bend and be agile enough to play center, but he could also be someone who could slide left or right at guard because of his frame and powerful punch.
Ramsey has long arms and a prototypical SEC frame that should develop nicely over the next couple of years and be ready to make the leap to the NFL much like Terrence Metcalf, Ben Claxton, Stacy Andrews, Marcus Johnson, Chris Spencer, Tre Stallings, Michael Oher, John Jerry, Bobby Massie, Bradley Sowell, Jermey Parnell, Fahn Cooper, and Laremy Tunsil did.
You get it.
With that said, The Gulfport Grater is not only an impressive prospect but he has nice, long-term potential. If we need him to, he could almost certainly step in and play guard if need be and fill the vacancies left by Jordan Sims.
He is a big-time coup for the Rebs and is helping rebuild the battered image that was tarnished by the evil sacks of shit in Indianapolis quick, fast, and in a hurry. The three-star is likely going to continue to reel in more offers so Luke and Bicknell will need to hold off folks until signing day 2019. But, for now, the focus on offensive line and in-state talent is going well.