USC Football Recruiting

4-Star SoCal DB Kamari Ramsey's a Top Priority for USC

July 29, 2020

The main objective for USC to keep all the Elite SoCal prospects they're pursuing at home and then venture off to other states like Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia etc. and lure some of the top players from those states to Los Angeles.

One of those premier 2022 SoCal ballers the Trojans are heavily pursuing is talented 4-Star Safety Kamari Ramsey‍ (6-1, 193) from prestigious Sierra Canyon.

USC offered Ramsey last September and his offer list now includes USC, ASU, Cal, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio St., Oregon, Oregon St., Penn St. Texas and Washington.

As you'll see in Ramsey's 2019 Season Highlights below, he's a thick, powerful, explosive, instinctual  and athletic presence in the defensive backfield for Sierra Canyon. He's also equally impressive in pass coverage and against the run from his free safety position. In fact, despite just finishing his sophomore season for the Trailblazers, Ramsey already has the look of a collegiate player.

Seth Cohen caught up with Ramsey last week to talk about his interest in the USC and much more.


SC: What's behind your serious interest in USC?

KR: USC is a great school academically and for sports. And it’s my hometown school, who wouldn’t want to play in front of their family. Also, for me it’s about the 40 year plan, not the 4 year plan and USC can set you up for life after football.

SC: Is it important to be close to home?

KR: It’s important, but at the same time I have to find what’s best for me. I am open to being far from home.

SC: You mentioned how you feel that USC can help you 40 years down the road. Explain what people at USC tell you about this and how they set you up for the future.

KR: There’s no place like LA. The connections from USC can get you a great career. Graduating from USC is a big deal and that gives you a high chance of having a nice career.

SC: So they talk to you about life beyond football, and getting a career outside of that?

KR: Yessir

SC: Which of the coaches on the USC staff have you been in contact with?

KR: Coach (Craig) Naivar, the safeties coach.

SC: How often are you talking with him?

KR: Maybe twice a month.

SC: What have you taken away from your talks with him?

KR: He cares about you more than just a player.

SC: A lot of people talk about Coach Naivar and his personality. Have you noticed or recognized his personality or passion when you guys talk?

KR: Most definitely. He's a great person and you can talk to him about anything.

SC: What has Coach Naivar told you about the role they see you playing in Todd Orlando's Defense?

KR: They will move me around. I will be at post safety or I can be at strong safety and sometimes I can be on the line blitzing.

SC: Do a lot of schools you talk with plan on moving you around? Or is that unique to USC?

KR: Some schools do, some schools don't.

SC: Do you have a preference between playing a single position or moving around? Or are you fine with either?

KR: I'm fine with either. I just like to be around the ball.

SC: Is it important for you and your family to stay close to home in college?

KR: Yea, that would be great, but I also have to find the best place for me

SC: Does being in LA add any interest to being at USC? Like with the city and the surrounding environmen.

KR: Most definitely and it's my home town.

SC: Which schools were you planning on visiting before the Covid19 shutdown?

KR: Arizona State, Washington, Ohio State, and USC.

SC: USC is among the top Power 5 academically. Is this important to you when it comes to picking a school?

KR: Yes, because I'm going to stop playing football one day and I need something to fall back on.

SC: Of course you don’t need to know now, but do you have an idea of what you’d like to major in wherever you end up?

KR: I been thinking about business.

SC: The Marshall School of Business at USC is one of the top ones in the nation, so that is a great option.

KR: Yes, I was looking into that.

SC: Do you have any timetable in terms of when you plan on cutting down a list of schools, or potentially making a decision?

KR: No I do not.

SC: Hey Kamari, we were wondering with the High School football season being delayed, what are your plans for the upcoming season? Does this change anything for you in terms of college plans?

KR: Not really, this year I wanted to take some visits but I wasn’t able to do that. And graduating early has always been on my mind. So it hasn’t changed anything for college.


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