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Longhorns snare a spring game commit

Converse Judson defensive back Keivon Ramsey had a feeling this week that he was close to pulling the trigger on a commitment. On Saturday, after spending time with the Texas Longhorn coaching staff during a visit for UT's Orange-White game, things felt right for Ramsey and he put an end to the recruiting process, officially becoming Texas' 10th commitment of the 2015 recruiting class.
"Yesterday, I was with my boys. I was kind of talking about it, being ready. I was kind of holding off on committing because I wanted to make the right decision, didn't want to force anything," Ramsey said. "I told my boys, I might commit, and it kind of came out of nowhere.
"Today, I was talking to all coaches, coach (Vance) Bedford, coach (Chris) Vaughn. I just agreed with everything they were saying and felt strongly about it. I just enjoyed it and decided it was time."
The 6-1, 170-pound Ramsey chose Texas over offers from programs like Oklahoma, LSU, TCU, Texas Tech and Baylor, among others.
Rumors began swirling at halftime of the scrimmage that Ramsey may be close to pulling the trigger, and he turned those rumors into fact shortly after the final gun sounded.
"After the game, I talked to coach (Charlie) Strong about it," Ramsey said. "It was right after the game, on the field. He had a big smile on his face."
Out of his other offers, Ramsey said he gave the most consideration to LSU and Baylor, but it was a gut feeling that led him to commit to Texas so early.
"I've just been waiting for something to hit me," Ramsey said. "After talking to the coaches, and how I felt, I just felt like it was time."
A physical safety, Ramsey has made multiple trips to the Forty Acres over the last year. He attended a UT sophomore day last year, attended a couple Texas home games last fall and was at a UT junior day this spring.
Ramsey feels his size and physical nature can be an asset to the Texas defense.
"I can bring some physicality to the defense. I'm a safety, but in my head, I like coming downhill first instead of breaking up a pass," Ramsey said. "I'm not afraid of contact. I like to get in the mix of things, but I can still cover and do things like that too."
Ramsey likes what he saw from the Longhorns during the Spring Game, singling out the physical play of the defense as something that's different from what he's seen from Texas teams in the past.
"It's evident coach Strong has done things with the defense. They fly around a lot more," Ramsey said.