Peyton Ramsey is a 2016 quarterback commit for the Indiana Hoosiers and is currently ranked as a three-star prospect. He is a very promising prospect that the Hoosiers are very high on and believe could very well be the future at the quarterback position for a program that is in desperate need of one.
Standing in at 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 190 pounds, Ramsey is a very solid from a physical standpoint. He has the ability to make plays with his arms or his legs depending on what the defense gives him.
That ability will fit in very nicely with what Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson likes to run offensively.
During his senior season this year at Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ramsey has been putting up impressive numbers. He has completed 121 of his 190 pass attempts for 1,692 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions. Ramsey has also picked up 708 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
Those numbers already look impressive, but adding in that he has posted those stats within seven games makes them even more dynamic.
There is no denying that he has the talent to become a starting quarterback for the Hoosiers and be a big part of turning their program back around. Wilson and the IU fan base should be excited to welcome him to the team next season and should expect to see him play very early in his collegiate career.
Ramsey took the time to do an exclusive interview with Campus Sports to discuss the next steps in his football career.
First up on the question schedule was finding out what made Ramsey commit to the Hoosiers in the first place. He was very open about the decision and explained why he chose IU in detail.
“The program is on the rise,” Ramsey said. “Coach Wilson has had several really good classes in a row and recruited guys that want to win. The entire coaching staff is dedicated to winning and developing great people”
If you haven’t seen much of Ramsey’s game, he was kind enough to explain what he brings to the field.
“I’m a quarterback who prefers to throw from the pocket but I am really good at improvising when the play breaks down,” he noted. “I can hurt teams in multiple ways. The same way I would describe myself as a player, I am a good leader and but other people first just like I put my teammates first.”
Indiana hasn’t been viewed as a contender in the Big Ten conference for a long time and Ramsey believes that he can help change that. He talked about what he brings to the field that can help the Hoosiers start to turn their football program back around.
“I bring a playmaking ability in a variety of ways that will keep teams off balance,” Ramsey stated. “Playing quarterback I’ve learned and have grown up in a leadership role. Nate Sudfeld is already a great leader so continuing to have someone in leadership role is important.”
Asking a player to compare himself to an NFL player at the same position is a tough question to answer. Ramsey mentioned a few different players and made comparisons to different parts of his game.
“I think I’m bits and pieces of different quarterbacks,” Ramsey said. “Take the mobility from an Aaron Rodgers or an Andrew Luck, but I throw it like a Philip Rivers and just take what the defense gives me and complete a high percentage of my passes.”
While there are already high expectations for Ramsey, he talked about what he feels his strongest attributes are and what needs the most work moving forward.
“Preparation and having a sense of what the defense is going to do is something I pride myself on,” said Ramsey. “I throw the ball with anticipation and I know where to go with the ball. Although the speed of the game is going to be so much different. Anticipation and throwing the ball on time is something I need to continue to work at.”
Not only is Ramsey expected to have a great career at Indiana by others, he shared his individual and team goals with us that he has set for himself during his career.
“Individually I want to be the best that ever played at IU,” said a confident Ramsey. “More importantly I want to be a part of Big Ten Championships and compete for national championships.”
That quote is something that should excite Indiana fans and players and he left us with a strong statement to the Hoosier fan base.
“I would just say that Indiana is not far off from having a lot of success. Players and coaches can see how close the team really is no winning a lot of football games. The Indiana Hoosiers are going to have a lot of success in the near future.”
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