Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Cowboys' lone ESPNU 150 signee is official
By David Ubben
Oklahoma State has avoided any major surprises on Wednesday, but got welcome news when its top recruit, Dominic Ramacher, faxed in his letter of intent just before 9 a.m. local time, the school announced.
Ramacher is the nation's No. 3 tight end and No. 126 on the ESPNU 150. The Denton (Texas) Guyer star joins two of his former teammates as highly-recruited stars to make the move from Denton to Stillwater.
Quarterback J.W. Walsh and receiver Josh Stewart just finished their freshman seasons for the Cowboys, who won the Big 12 title.
Ramacher, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect, is Oklahoma State's only expected ESPNU 150 signee.
Here's our scouts' take on him:
He is a big, ultra-versatile throwback that can line up at just about any offensive skill position. Has experience in a variety of roles as a FB, H-back, tight end and direct snap Wildcat QB in the run game. He reminds us a lot of how Peyton Hillis was used when at Arkansas. In the backfield he is a movement-H/FB with ball-carrying experience as well as being the primary lead blocker. He has excellent measurables, may be on the slight shorter side for a TE, but he can really run. He is a big, physical power runner that has tremendous explosiveness and the ability to pick in slide in-line with good vision.
Should be a nice, physical piece to Oklahoma State's high-powered offense.