Nick Ramirez decommits from Missouri, will visit Kansas State

Jamie Squire

The hard-hitting linebacker is still considering the Tigers, but will take other visits.

Hours after 2013 Lee's Summit (MO) West linebacker Nick Ramirez said that he was going to take other visits, but was still committed to the Missouri Tigers, the 6-2, 225-pound linebacker ended up making the call and re-opening his recruitment on Tuesday.

An April pledge to the Tigers along with friend and high school rival Trent Hosick, a quarterback at Kansas City (MO) Staley, Ramirez has a planned official visit to Kansas State on November 30th, and has said in the past that he would like to visit Purdue, though it does not appear that he has scheduled a trip to West Lafayette yet.

A consensus four-star prospect, one of the top players in the state of Missouri, and one of the top 15 inside linebackers in the country, Ramirez said that he is still considering Missouri. He is also receiving interest from Texas Tech and Ohio State.

Here's the scouting report on Ramirez:

He moves well enough that West plays him outside at times matched up on inside receivers. When he arrives at his destination, he does so with bad intentions -- though he doesn't often wrap up, Ramirez has the flexibility to sink his hips and, occasionally, the technique to wrap and keep driving his feet to finish tackles. There are few things better in football than a pure form tackle accompanying a major initial collision. Of course, many of the hits from Ramirez are still worthy of the best highlight reel but run the risk of missed tackles at the next level.

The reported 40 time actually looks reasonably legitimate on film, as Ramirez closes on the football and often with no wasted steps. His first step is impressive coming off the edge or filling an inside gap, and he has the feet to alter his angle in the hole to track down quarterbacks and ballcarriers.

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