Nick Saban spends 90 minutes on Skype with prized UGA QB recruit

The tech-savvy coach is trying his best to court UGA's QB of the future (AP)

The tech-savvy coach is trying his best to court UGA's QB of the future (AP)

Nick Saban hasn’t given up on flipping UGA’s QB of the future.

The Alabama coach and Brice Ramsey spent 90 minutes talking over Skype on Wednesday, a family member confirmed.

Ramsey, the rising senior quarterback at Camden County High School, committed to UGA last summer over Florida, Florida State and Clemson, among others.

Alabama, Ohio State, Florida and other schools have continued to recruit Ramsey in hopes of changing his mind.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Ramsey could not be reached for comment on Wednesday by the AJC but has repeatedly told reporters that he remains committed to UGA.

UPDATE: Rivals analyst Keith Niebuhr tweeted this on Thursday:

Sounds like #Alabama is the only real threat to #UGA for QB commit Brice Ramsey, who told me, “If’s it’s not Georgia, it’ll be Alabama.”

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jonkdawg

May 10th, 2012
1:35 pm

Dick Satan is flipping another politic on a kid again…I bet he told Ramsey “If you come il make sure you are the starter for Alabama” I will take care of your family at all cost”.

simply said

May 10th, 2012
1:35 pm

Don’t shame Saban. The issue isn’t that Saban is recruiting committed Ga. Bulldogs. The question “is Ga aggressively recruiting Alabama’s prized recruits.

SECisFootball

May 10th, 2012
1:38 pm

7576DAWG….I find it funny that recruits who don’t even come to play at Alabama, when asked about Coach Saban, always say he sells Alabama and doesn’t have to down talk another school to get players. You can make up all the BS you want but if you knew what you were talking about, it would make you sound smarter. I am not saying none of our coaches make negative comments about another school but do me a favor, quit acting like UGA coaches don’t do the same. I can tell you for a fact that Grantham and Garner both tried to down talk Alabama to Geno Smith and that is coming from a friend of mine who is a coach at St. Pius. Stop with the holier than thou crap. Some of your guys are starting to sound like AU fans.

SECisFootball

May 10th, 2012
1:40 pm

simply…UGA has been all over Reuben Foster since he committed to BAMA last year. Cant say I blame them either.

AltamahaDawg

May 10th, 2012
1:41 pm

He was on a visit to Georgia, and committed in person. Not sure if that was his “official” recruiting visit, or if that was your point. I think they all aught to go check out a few campuses, especially early, until such time that it’s just interfering with your host’s crunch time.

P_The_Ricker

May 10th, 2012
1:53 pm

saban: hey brice, how’s it going?
ramsey: hey coach.
saban: hey, you still committed to UGA?
ramsey: yes coach….for the 100th time…i’m still committed to uga
saban: so, this skype thing is pretty cool, uh?
ramsey: anything specific you want to talk about coach?
saban: did you know that i have a residence in GA?
ramsey: coach, i’ve got to go…more important things to do than chat about nothing.
saban: hang-on, i need to try and talk to you for another 89 min

DawginLex

May 10th, 2012
1:58 pm

Why would Derrick Henry flip to a school that wants him to play defense

Georgia wants him at running back

He is another one enjoying the process and fully 100% DAWG

SECisFootball

May 10th, 2012
2:00 pm

Dawg….Henry is another guy we aren’t really worried about. You are right, he is not a RB if he comes to BAMA but would be a heck of a LB. However, LB is not a huge position of need for us right now. Don’t get me wrong, we would take him if he wanted to come. We should be fine at LB with Foster and Nkimdiche.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

May 10th, 2012
2:00 pm

What does UGA have to sale? 1980 what? You beat nobody and get beat by somebody over and over! Richt and your staff have to negative recruit against Alabama and you do it well but it doesn’t matter whether the QB comes or goes because Alabama under Saban will be topshelf and you will be on on level one…as usual. UGA …the best football team in America from March until August! It’s your tradition.

AltamahaDawg

May 10th, 2012
2:02 pm

DIL it’s because back when this kid was 10 yrs old………….

Right, GC?

UGASlobberknocker

May 10th, 2012
2:06 pm

whats worse than 45 minutes on skype with Saban?
60 minutes with Saban.

That was such a long phone call, the power drain probably dimmed the lights in the whole state of Alabama..that would be awful..people couldnt even see there way back to the trailer park.

UGASlobberknocker

May 10th, 2012
2:06 pm

* their

I can spell I just cant type

AltamahaDawg

May 10th, 2012
2:10 pm

Conversely, Saban image on the screen actually fed power back into the grid, providing half the energy it took to illuminate the City of Kingsland for the evening.

IT IS WHAT IT IS

May 10th, 2012
2:32 pm

Keep Dreaming Nick Satan and Bama fans!!! Ur not getting the Elite 11 quarter back!! He is all Dawg… So Bama needs to stop wasting their time… Think what u want, Satan gets a lot of good talent but he doesn’t get everyone he wants. GO DAWGS

SECisFootball

May 10th, 2012
2:46 pm

IT IS WHAT IT IS….we have been telling UGA fans the same thing about Rueben Foster so how is this any different?

spider

May 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

if the kid likes practing and playing games in perfect weather then he should consider going to SDSU. no national championships but plenty of players and coaches have gone on to the NFL.

tide roll

May 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

It’s a setup. Bama wants the better QB of the two: ANTHONY JENNINGS of Marietta. He outperformed Ramsey along with 89 other QB(s)! to win the regional
Elite 11 competition, and head for the finals in Los Angeles. It’s a travesty to the kid that UGA hasn’t even offered. He’s actually a legacy., His father Willie actually played at Georgia. This is the kid Saban really wants. He sent Lance Thompson to the school last week. Only Richt, Booboo and UGA could screw this up. Y’all really do suck.
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tide roll

May 10th, 2012
3:04 pm

If the Atlanta papers are not going to give adequate coverage to the Jennings kid, then at least have the guts to reprint the article about him that appeared in the Marietta paper. It details haw he played the entire year with a cartilage tear. his rehab, his intelligence, TRENT DILFER’S ravings about him, and the fact that he wasn’t 100% and STILL WON THE DAMN THING. What does it take Richt? What does is take Booboo? What does it take UGA Fans? There’s only one reason the kid hasn’t been offered and you all know what it is. Yours is truly a SICK program. Needs to be fumigated from top to bottom. YUK.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

May 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

Best College coach by the Sporting News…….surprise Nick Saban…(doctor evil)

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/nick_saban_tops_college_footba.html

Bulldawg34

May 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

Some of the comments on here are bizarre. An Alabama education is equivalent to UGA? lol

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:11 pm

Yea education is equivalent. How about looking at graduation rate because Nick could care less whether they graduate or not.

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

Nick will strike out with this one. Ramsey is all Dawg and has been recruiting players to go to UGA with him. He’s been all Dawg for quite a while. He’s just enjoying Nick kissing his a** to get him.

DawginLex

May 10th, 2012
3:15 pm

Saban wants these QB’s

Connor Bateman-Utah(Bama,LSU,Auburn,Fla,UW)
Brice Ramsey-Georgia(UGA verbal commit)

SECisFootball

May 10th, 2012
3:16 pm

kerryb….kind of funny you said that because a UGA guy posted football graduation rates a couple of days ago and it showed just how far ahead Alabama was over UGA in that very category. Try again!

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

tide roll
May 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

It’s a setup. Bama wants the better QB of the two: ANTHONY JENNINGS of Marietta. He outperformed Ramsey along with 89 other QB(s)! to win the regional
Elite 11 competition, and head for the finals in Los Angeles. It’s a travesty to the kid that UGA hasn’t even offered. He’s actually a legacy., His father Willie actually played at Georgia. This is the kid Saban really wants. He sent Lance Thompson to the school last week. Only Richt, Booboo and UGA could screw this up. Y’all really do suck.

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Wrong. Ramsey has played in a mostly running system and every coach says that he has the most upside when he gets under college coaching. Why you think that Saban and Urban Meyer are chasing after him? They know he’s got the talent and the most upside. He finished in the top 6 and he’s from a running offense.

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

SECisFootball
May 10th, 2012
3:16 pm

kerryb….kind of funny you said that because a UGA guy posted football graduation rates a couple of days ago and it showed just how far ahead Alabama was over UGA in that very category. Try again!

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2010 UGA 68% Alabama 67%
2011 Alabama 65% UGA 59%

Apparently they flip flop the years so the education rate is about the same.

Bulldawg34

May 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

kerryb, how is Alabama, a school in the bottom quarter of the SEC with Ole Miss and Miss State in ACT scores, even close to UGA, a school that lags only behind Vanderbilt and Florida and just about dead even with Auburn in ACT scores, GPA, etc? What kind of Alabama math is that, the same kind that makes you think you have 14 national championships in football?

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:29 pm

Keith Niebuhr just tweeted: “Brice Ramsey says that nothing could be sweeter than having Nick Saban kissing your a** and knowing your not going to play for him”.

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:31 pm

Bulldawg34, what??? I’m a die hard Dawg fan!!! Don’t lump me in with those toothless trailer park people.

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:33 pm

Bulldawg34, I’m not an Alabama fan. I actually have nothing against trees.

harold

May 10th, 2012
3:34 pm

JUST THE FACTS HERE: SABAN IS A CHAMPIONSHIP COACH—-RICHT IS NOT!

ALABAMA IS A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM—–UGA IS NOT—LOOK AT THE RECORD!

SABAN HAS MORE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ( AT TWO DIFFERENT SCHOOLS) THAN UGA!

IF HE CAN PLAY FOR “A LIVING LEGEND LIKE SABAN”——-GO DO IT!

Stonewall

May 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

Saban has no idea how to groom a quarterback for the NFL!

Bulldawg34

May 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

Sorry, kerryb. I when you tried to equate an Alabama degree to a UGA, I had to assume that you are a deluded redneck. I think I see now that you are only speaking in terms of graduation rates for football players.

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:36 pm

IF YOU WANT TO PLAY FOR LUCIFER DO IT!

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:36 pm

Bulldawg34
May 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

Sorry, kerryb. I when you tried to equate an Alabama degree to a UGA, I had to assume that you are a deluded redneck. I think I see now that you are only speaking in terms of graduation rates for football players.

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You’re exactly right. It’s all good.

Shawn

May 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

Brice just wants to take a few more visits to Bammer so he can help flip Foster. This kid is all Dawg. No fretting!

BTW, Bulldawg34, it will be #15 when they bring in the new trophy to replace the one that just got destroyed! LOL

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:38 pm

Stonewall
May 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

Saban has no idea how to groom a quarterback for the NFL
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Good point. Name the last good NFL QB that played for Saban……..can’t think of one.

Bulldawg34

May 10th, 2012
3:38 pm

Hey Harold, UGA has 2 SEC titles in the last decade. How about Alabama? One? And you were on probation when you won that one. And you all are still on probation.

kerryb

May 10th, 2012
3:39 pm

I think Ramsey knows that the only thing required of you as a QB on a Nick Saban team is to turn around and hand it to the RB.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 10th, 2012
3:45 pm

kerryb………..that is EXACTLY how UGa was able to win a National Championship with Herschel. Stafford FINALLY was able to get out of the BED for a whole season. Stafford still has MUCH to prove.

Yadier's Neck Tat

May 10th, 2012
4:05 pm

Go ahead and lock it up. He will slide right into that backup roll now that Philip Sims has left and take over for McCarron as a redshirt freshman.

DawginLex

May 10th, 2012
4:11 pm

Yeah Philip ely will backup McCarron while Ramsey heads to Athens

6IML

May 10th, 2012
4:29 pm

@Bulldawg34

2 SEC Championships > 2 BCS Championships?

6IML

May 10th, 2012
4:31 pm

Let me get this straight: UGa fans are arguing with BAMA fans about college football? Next, they’ll find an academic blog and argue with Tech fans about engineering degrees.

Game Changer

May 10th, 2012
4:32 pm

GA is loaded with 2013 D1 players, 2014 seems to be as loaded meaning that talent will continue to flow from the high schools of GA.

Derrick Henry will not go to Alabama or GA. I see Derrick Henry signing with South Carolina at this time, may surprise with Tennessee

Kamara will be at Alabama, the words describing Kamara ( reminds everyone of Barry Sanders )

Blackoutanyone?

May 10th, 2012
4:32 pm

Alabama signee Dakota Ball wins state championship in the shot put. He edged out Georgia signee Quayvon Hicks

bkbroila42

May 10th, 2012
4:33 pm

don’t blame saban at all for trying to flip the kid…that is his damn job….it’s a testament to what UGA has in store….Saban is desperate for a QB this class….The guy is a fantastic recruiter and that’s all there is to it….Go Dawgs!

bkbroila42

May 10th, 2012
4:34 pm

Dakota Ball also outweighs Quayvon by 60 lbs….Let’s see him out-toss Ray Drew…lol

Blackoutanyone?

May 10th, 2012
4:37 pm

Per Keith Niebuhr of Rivals

Here’s what I know:
-Brice says he’s firm to the Dawgs but is keeping all options open.

-He enjoyed talking to Saban. Said he was funny and cool.

-Saban also used the Skype session to get to know Brice’s parents.

-Saban explained the QB situation at Bama to Brice, and Brice told me that it is definitely appealing.

-Saban also apparently talked about the Tide tradition and had a ton of stats for Brice.

-Ramsey and his parents plan to visit Tuscaloosa sometime in June.

Quote: “If it’s not Georgia, it’ll be Alabama.”

Blackoutanyone?

May 10th, 2012
4:41 pm

Both are fine schools… it boils down to his desire to play for a team who has won two of three National Championships or a team that just lost to Michigan State.