Desert View running back Jacob Ramirez went from not being able to play in 2019 because of a knee injury to landing a scholarship at college scholarship on Thursday.
Ramirez committed to Lyon College, an NAIA program at Batesville, Ark.
“I chose Lyon because they’ve been recruiting me for a long time now,” Ramirez mentioned. “I’ve talked to the coaches many times and we’ve built a relationship. I felt that me and the coaches bonded well and that we could have an awesome experience.
“They play games in Arizona (at Arizona Christian at Glendale) so I’ll be able to come back to my home state and have my friends and family see me play. The school and football program sounded awesome and everything played an important role on why I committed.”
I’d like to announce that I am 100% committed to @LyonScotsFball. Thank you God, family, friends, and coaches who have inspired me throughout my career. I am ready to get to work! #GoScots @IanLeib @LyonHBC @GametimeRC @520Gridiron @AllSportsTucson @SOAZFootball @mbenjamin_1 pic.twitter.com/uM3PlLBw6c
— Jacob Ramirez (@Jacob_thebull) February 11, 2021
Ramirez, 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds, rushed for 1,144 yards on 226 carries with 11 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2018. After missing all of last season, Ramirez played in only two games with Desert View during the fall because of COVID-19.
With Ramirez’s commitment, a total of 28 local Class of 2021 prospects have committed or signed:
- Former Salpointe OT Jonah Miller on May 18 to Oregon. He signed on Dec. 16.
- CDO RB Stevie Rocker on July 16 to Arizona. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Ironwood Ridge QB Chase Cassel on Sept. 23 to St. Norbert. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Nogales LB Rene R. Urias Jr. on Oct. 1 to Grinnell
- Cienega QB Ryan Swoger on Oct. 23 to South Dakota State. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Walden Grove LB Sebastian Adamski on Nov. 16 to Drake. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Cienega C Andrew Husfelt on Nov. 19 to Washburn. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Ironwood Ridge FS Dylan Cook on Nov. 24 to Morehead State
- Walden Grove WR Alex Culbertson on Nov. 24 to Simpson
- Catalina Foothills TE Garrick Krautz on Dec. 9 to Morehead State.
- Cienega SS Sebastian Felix on Dec. 16 to Drake. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega LB Isaiah Webb on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega DT Hunter Schlagel on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Buena OT Dominic Avant on Jan. 19 to Sioux Falls. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Pusch Ridge RB/DB Evan Lovett on Jan. 19 to Minot (N.D.) State. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega WR/DB Charles Hamm III on Jan. 19 to Jamestown. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Buena RB Isaac Benoit on Jan. 20 to Sioux Falls. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Salpointe TE Fernando Torres on Jan. 22 to St. Olaf.
- Cienega RB Gabe Levy on Jan. 23 to Mary. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Nogales WR Ricky Hanlan on Jan. 27 to Western New Mexico. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega LB Josiah Flores on Feb. 2 to Fort Lewis. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega S/RB C.J. Flores on Feb. 3 to NAU. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Empire ATH Yani Brown on Feb. 3 to Arizona Christian.
- Tucson WR/S Daniel Becerra on Feb. 3 to Chadron (Neb.) State.
- Sahuaro WR/S Damon Robledo on Feb. 3 to Concordia (Chicago). He signed on Feb. 3.
- Desert View LB Anton Jamero on Feb. 4 to Ripon.
- Rincon/University WR/S Steven Geiger on Feb. 4 to Lawrence. He signed on Feb. 4.
- Desert View RB Jacob Ramirez on Feb. 11 to to Lyon.
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