As some of you know, four-star guard Jahmius Ramsey committed to Texas Tech earlier today. He is arguably a bigger get for Coach Beard and his crew than Khavon Moore, who we have yet see play due to injury. This guy will only get better in this program, where we have seen players get lean and ripped, something any freshman would be looking for going into college.
Ramsey fits into this program already, and that is something really impressive. He has a very diverse set of skills on the court, defensive minded, toughness, and scorer are three things you don’t usually hear in the same sentence for most high school recruits but these three attributes are things I have heard about Ramsey consistently.
This program and team have been based on two of these attributes, defense and toughness. Ramsey will fit in great with a program maybe looking for more help on both ends of the floor next year with two-way guards such as Brandone Francis, Matt Mooney, and dare I say it Jarrett Culver (gulp) leaving the program due to graduation or the NBA.
I could see Ramsey potentially starting from day one for the Red Raiders, with the aforementioned guys leaving and the program being restocked with fresh young talent at the guard spot. His defensive ability will give him an edge over other newcomers such as Kevin McCullar, although I think both will start.
Here’s what I think the 2019-2020 starting five will look like as of right now.
F - Malik Ondigo
F - Khavon Moore
G - Kevin McCullar
G - Jahmius Ramsey
G - Davide Moretti
This lineup is loaded with young talent and will be anchored by a veterans in Davide Moretti and Malik Ondigo. Moore, Ramsey, and McCullar will all be looking for points and I believe that Ramsey will get more minutes than the aforementioned guys because of his defense. This guy is good, he is a beast on the defensive end and will get so much better with the strength and training program run by John Reilly, and the elite coaching he will get from Coach Beard and his staff.
The rich got richer...Meet the newest Duncanville Panther, 5-star 2019 G Jahmius Ramsey (@newanimprovedJR)! His Final 10 schools are Louisville, Oregon, Indiana, Texas Tech, LSU, Miami, NC State, Florida #HeadsUp pic.twitter.com/7jV3KjW9uY— Jabari Johnson (@coachjabari) September 22, 2018
Will Ramsey be a four-year player at Texas Tech? Probably not, as I easily see him leaving for the NBA, barring injury. I do think he will be at least a two year player for the Red Raiders, as he is not as polished of a scorer as the NBA might be looking for, although he is a good scorer, as he can score at all three levels.
I think high profile recruits such as Ramsey and Khavon Moore have given the Red Raiders something they haven’t had in a long time, recruiting power. These guys just committing the Tech will put the rest of the nation on watch as they should. Texas Tech landing this guy will not only be good for the present, but for the future as it proves that Coach Beard and his recruiting staff have done a great job at getting their guys to commit here.