Brice Ramsey, UGA’s quarterback of the future, can play a little kicker, too.
The junior quarterback from Camden County had one of the top 10 longest field goals in the history of Georgia high school football on Friday. Ramsey, who committed early to UGA, booted a 57-yarder in the 58-0 win over Bradwell Institute.
“He actually kicked one earlier that was 57 yards but was wide right,” Camden County coach Jeff Herron told the AJC. “He had plenty of distance on that one and he told me when he came off the field ‘You give me another chance, Coach, and I will make it.’
“Lo and behold, with two minutes at the end of the half, we got to the same location. It was fourth down and a mile. Brice got up there and drilled it. It hit the fence behind the goalpost. It had another 7-8 yards for sure.”
What about Brice at QB? On Friday, Ramsey completed 6 of 11 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns, while running 14 yards for another score. Ramsey also had two more TDs called back due to penalties.
“Brice is contributing in a lot of ways; most importantly, he is leading the team to wins – that’s the most important stat,” Herron said.
Is Brice good enough to kick in college? Herron said, “I doubt Georgia would want him to kick. But Brice certainly has the ability to do it … I will put it that way,”
When Camden County traveled to Ohio for a game a few weeks ago, Ramsey kicked a 55-yarder during a practice session at Ohio State. “We were talking about it then, how he could probably kick a 65-yarder,” Herron said. “I think anywhere inside of 60 yards, we feel pretty comfortable. He definitely has the leg for that.”
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Ramsey wears many hats at Camden County. He is the team’s long-range kicker for field goals, and also handles all kickoffs. He has booted around 75 percent of Camden’s kickoffs out of the end zone. He is also the team’s punter, averaging 38 yards.
“He’s just such a good athlete,” Herron said. “He’s one of those kids that could play scratch golf if he wanted to.”
Even though Ramsey had yet to start at quarterback for Camden County before this season, he was one of the Southeast’s most-heavily recruited players at the position. He committed to UGA over Florida, FSU and Clemson at Dawg Night prospect camp last July.
What do I think? When Brice enrolls in college, if he is the most talented kicker or punter on the team and can help his team win at either position, he will most certainly be given opportunities at both. Also, can you imagine the nightmares that Brice Ramsey could create for opposing teams on fourth downs? Ramsey could take the snap as QB, punter or kicker. He could stay on the field for all three options, creating mass confusion for defenses on fourth downs with changing out personnel. Do we send out our punt returner? Or do we stay with our dime package? Wait a minute. Are they going to try a field goal?
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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