UGA’s QB of the future has led his team to a pair of wins in the first two starts of his high school career.
Brice Ramsey, the junior quarterback at Camden County High School who has committed to UGA, completed 3 of 6 passes for 18 yards in a 23-14 win over Ohio’s Glenville in Monday’s nationally televised game on ESPNU.
“Brice did a great job, managed the game really well and did what we asked him to do,” Camden County coach Jeff Herron told the AJC. “We went into that game with the idea of not putting too much pressure on him, and we didn’t want to get him in bad situations. We were going to let the defense and special teams take care of things, and that’s what happened.
“Certainly, as the season wears on, Brice is going to be a bigger part of our offense. But Monday wasn’t the day. We would’ve had a hard time pass-blocking those guys.”
In Camden County’s 66-0 win over Savannah High School in the season-opener, Ramsey completed 7 of 10 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns in only the first half.
Even though Ramsey had yet to start a game for the Georgia powerhouse before this season, he already was being recruited by many big-time colleges after his performances at summer camps (read more background here).
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Ramsey committed to UGA over Florida, FSU and Clemson at July’s “Dawg Night” prospect camp.
Note: Look for Camden County to open up its Wing-T offense as the season goes along. However, not too much, as Camden County is one of the state’s top football programs, winning two out of the last three state championships in Georgia’s classifications. Herron has said all along (as much as we want to see him let Ramsey throw every down) that Ramsey will ultimately be judged by the team’s success under his leadership. He’s off to good start.
WHO IS JJ GREEN?
That’s the question that many college recruiters had for Camden County’s coach after watching Monday’s game. Herron said his phone was blown up with text messages from scouts asking “Who is No. 5?”
JJ Green is a 5-foot-8, 175-pound junior who plays tailback and defensive back for Camden County. Two years ago, Green was the first player to ever start as a freshman under the longtime coach. Herron compares him to a legendary Georgia player from Lowndes.
“I don’t want to say that JJ Green is like Greg Reid, but I see a lot of similarities between the two at this stage of his career,” Herron told the AJC. Reid is a former AJC player of the year who is a star DB at Florida State.
Green, who has already qualified academically, doesn’t have any offers yet. “He won’t be under the recruiting radar much longer,” Herron said. “He’s just one of those kids who has always been different. He’s something special.”
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