Florida State freshman cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been on campus all of two months, but it’s been long enough to make quite the impression.
Considered one of the top five corners nationally in the 2013 recruiting class, the Brentwood, Tenn., native had committed to Southern Cal but flipped to FSU in part because of new Seminoles defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Ramsey may be a freshman but he doesn’t practice like one, cornerback Lamarcus Joyner said.
“He’s physical,” Joyner said of Ramsey. “It’s in his nature. Big kid, long body, long arms. And he’s very physical. A lot of receivers don’t like that. A lot of receivers are intimidated by big DBs. He’s coming in and definitely playing like one.”
Ramsey has already worked his way on to FSU’s two-deep depth chart, and it’s likely he will see playing time as part of the Seminoles’ nickel and dime sets on Monday night against Pittsburgh.
Remember me? Coach Jimbo Fisher said Wednesday that he had tried to recruit Tom Savage, a Springfield, Pa., native who will start at quarterback for Pittsburgh on Monday.
“Savage is a very good quarterback,” Fisher said. “We liked him a lot.”
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Savage instead landed at Rutgers, where he threw for 2,211 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions as a true freshman in 2009. He didn’t play as much for the Scarlet Knights in 2010, transferred to Arizona and then never played. The well-traveled Savage is a senior.