Georgia Tech picks up commitment No. 14

Georgia Tech picked up commitment No. 14 on late Friday night.

After finishing his game for Lovejoy High School, wide receiver Jumichael Ramos committed to Georgia Tech over football scholarship offers from Cincinnati, South Florida and Middle Tennessee State.

WR Jumichael Ramos of Lovejoy HS (247sports)

WR Jumichael Ramos of Lovejoy HS (247sports)

“Well, I just played a good game tonight (Friday), and I just felt like Georgia Tech would be the best fit for me,” Ramos told the AJC.

Why is Georgia Tech the best fit? “I know I can block, and I can make big plays when needed. I feel like that’s what they do with wide receivers in their offensive scheme, and I’m a good fit for that.”

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Ramos is the second Lovejoy senior to commit to Georgia Tech, following in the footsteps of 4-star tailback Travis Custis. Ramos is a raw and undeveloped football prospect with a high ceiling of potential. He’s an established star in basketball, where he played every position but point guard for Lovejoy last year while averaging 18 points.

“He’s one of our deep threats, and can stretch the defense,” Lovejoy coach Al Hughes said. “First of all, he’s a basketball guy, and he’s got lots of ups (30-inch vertical). He can control his body in the air just like a basketball player. He can put himself in a position to make the catch, and he knows how to use his body just like you would in basketball to block somebody out. He’s a tremendous talent.”

Ramos said he committed to Georgia Tech assistant Buzz Preston on Friday night, and will talk to coach Paul Johnson sometime this weekend.




  • – By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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26 comments Add your comment


November 10th, 2012
3:10 am

First and I actually read the article


November 10th, 2012
5:48 am

He looks to have the height and variables to play the position. Glad to have you!

Tech Fan

November 10th, 2012
6:20 am

Congratulations, Jumichael, and welcome to Georgia Tech!

Dirk Diggler

November 10th, 2012
6:39 am

Raw, but he seems to have potential to become a good receiver in gaT’s scheme. He understands what his role will be, mostly blocking with the occasional throw his way and the chance to make a big play here and there.

The Necromancer

November 10th, 2012
7:07 am

Good luck at Georgia Tech. I look forward to watching you catch passes from Vad Lee and/or Justin Thomas and knocking some DBs flat on their back in the near future.


November 10th, 2012
7:36 am

Good pick up. I wish Travis Leslie had given football a go at UGA. he’ d be in NFL instead of being a cut player from the NBA.


November 10th, 2012
8:01 am

Typically good hoopers make for excellent football players, this kid is a redshirt, like most Tech recruits. But Tech needs more help on D ASAP, losing out on Jay Woods and Bowden really stings ..

Jacket Man

November 10th, 2012
9:14 am

The Fat Lady hasn’t sung quite yet…there are open slots available and I suggest that a few “surprises” might happen, especially if/when coaching changes happen; if not sooner. This is a great pick up for GA Tech – Jumichael is a tremendous athlete with an even better attitude. He’s a team-first guy and his family will a ton of fun in the stands in Bobby Dodd Stadium.


November 10th, 2012
9:28 am

And the production line from Lovejoy to tech just keeps on going on and on and on and……………………………..

go get em

November 10th, 2012
9:30 am

congrats Jumichael…hope you will fall right in line …Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Stephen Hill and Jumichael Ramos.

Any chance you can start today? We need you at UNC, ha.

yes good hoopers make great football players..Joe Hamilton comes to mind. He won the SC AA state championship in both basketball and football.


November 10th, 2012
9:54 am

He might need to put on a few pounds or learn how to cut block better, to see time on the field at GT. I don’t know how physical the safeties are in the ACC, but generally speaking, in college ball, they usually lay the wood, not get it laid on them all that much. With the option offense, he will need the weight, to do an effective job, at the next level.

Gorilla Biscuit

November 10th, 2012
10:10 am

At least ya’ll beat MTSU out for something. Guess Jumichael didn’t watch that game.

Biff Pocoroba

November 10th, 2012
11:27 am

Is PJ going to let him play basketball too?


November 10th, 2012
11:41 am

congratulation to the player and his family.

A person SMART enough to know.....

November 10th, 2012
11:42 am

Why not let him play basketball after his second year if he can do both?


November 10th, 2012
6:21 pm

wasn”t T Choice From Lovejoy High also anyway congrats to Tech and Jumichael.


November 10th, 2012
7:34 pm

Awesome, welcome to GT Jumichael!

GT Girl

November 10th, 2012
11:35 pm

Congratulations! We are so glad to have you in the GT family! We look forward to seeing you catch passes from Vad next year. Go Jackets!


November 11th, 2012
12:23 am

Another target for Vad. ” GO JACKETS “


November 11th, 2012
1:36 am

Congrats on committing Jumichael! Hope you have a successful career at GT.

One question: Travis Custis is a 4-star recruit according to which recruiting site?


November 11th, 2012
2:08 pm

Great pick up these basketball players are usually very athletic and once he gets in the strength and conditioning program and college level position training could be a great one in a couple of yrs.

Stinger 2

November 11th, 2012
4:13 pm

Michael: Maybe you have already answered but I haven`t seen it. Why are comments closed on all Robert Nickemdiche stories?

GT man

November 11th, 2012
9:28 pm

Glad to be in competition with MTSU again.


November 12th, 2012
7:12 am

Does Tech throw forward passes? Who knew?

Hunting Dawg

November 12th, 2012
7:36 am

Good luck for his years at GT. Hope he also focuses on the academics and makes the most out of the fine opportunity he has ahead of him.


November 12th, 2012
8:33 am

Best of luck to him.