Going into his junior season, Santos Ramirez was not a name that a lot of people were familiar with in Louisiana.
Santos Ramirez made a name for himself during his junior campaign
After picking off four passes, logging 76 tackles, and earning LSWA Class 5A All-State honors, things have changed for the 6-foot-1, 166-pounder.
Ramirez spent the first half of his junior season at Shreveport-Captain Shreve at cornerback before moving to free safety because his team needed him there.
His versatility is one thing that college coaches like, and Ramirez feels that he could play anywhere in the secondary on the next level.
“I’m really good in press coverage and I can read the quarterback and receivers real well,” Ramirez said. “I have good ball skills and I’m long so that helps.
“I need to work on my speed and turning my hips. I need to work some on off-man coverage and once I work on those areas I will be good to go.”
Several schools have started to express more interest in Ramirez, but to date none have offered.
“Houston, Arkansas, LSU, Tulane, Oklahoma State; those are a few that are picking things up with me,” he said.
Ramirez plans on attending LSU Junior Day on Saturday. But, thus far, that is the only unofficial visit he has planned for the spring.
The Tigers are one of the schools at the top of his list, along with another school from the SEC West.
“LSU is DBU and everybody in Louisiana wants to go to LSU,” Ramirez said of the Tigers. “I want to go and compete and get me a spot and play on the national spotlight. They win championships and Coach (Corey) Raymond doesn’t show favoritism. He plays the best players and keeps them humble.
“Arkansas is a pretty good school that is in the SEC,” he added. “I don’t really know much about them but you hear about them a pretty good bit up here in Shreveport. I don’t know why but they caught my attention.”