Richard Ramsey (5-10 180 RB/SS Jr.) of Jefferson High School in Portland is a kid with all the potential in the world. He is in the middle of the most important off season of his life. Ramsey is the featured back on a Jefferson team was really young and injured up front last season. He went for over 1000 yards rushing and 10+ Tds after a slow start to the season.
He is considered one of the top 5 backs in Oregon, and he could thrive at the next level if he is able to stay focused on his academics and football. Ramsey earned second team all league honors as a sophomore at South Eugene while attending school down in the Valley. This was much more telling as he was able to do very well against much tougher competition then he faces now. The Southwestern Conference provided stiff 6A opponents which was a good barometer to gage his skills.
Ramsey lit up the competition while at the Barton 7 on 7 events at Oregon St last season. He was much more physical and fast then the other kids his age. He is currently playing basketball, but his future definitely lies with football.
Jefferson went (6-5) last season and won the 5a PIL division, but that’s far from their goal. The Democrats have had some successful playoff runs over the last few years, and that’s what they would like to get back to. “We will surprise people next season, because people think we fell off but next year is our year”, Ramsey said. “Its always team first, but personally I would like to be the PIL Player of the Year, earn first team all state honors, and have 20+ Tds”.
Ramsey can expect to see the ball 25+ Times a game, but will need some help from his teammates. Deven Jackson (6-1 180 Jr.) returns at quarterback, and speedster Vontrell Mills (5-9 155 ATH So.) will be key as he is a threat to take the ball to the house at all times. Mills is another kid we will be following closely as he did big things as a freshman and is super quick and shifty.
The question for Head Coach Anthony Stoudamire will come down to line play and if they can stay healthy. Jefferson usually has some of the top perimeter kids in the state, and this year will be no different. Richard Ramsey is already working hard at our elite Barton sessions and its only January. He is one of the most talented backs in the entire Northwest and we look forward to following him into 2012.
Ramsey with one of the Northwest’s Top Linebackers in James Banks..Former teammate at South Eugene
Very talented sophomore Vontrell Mills (5-9 155 So.)