Dominic Ramacher: His Coach's Take

Dominic Ramacher

GoPokes.com interviewed the coach for each of the Oklahoma State commitments in the days leading up to National Signing Day. In this installment of "His Coach's Take," we visit with Guyer High School head coach John Walsh about Dominic Ramacher, a 6-4, 240-pound athlete from Denton, Texas.

What are Dominic's strengths as a football player?
John Walsh: He's got a couple of strengths. But his first one is his versatility. He was an all-district performer at tight end, fullback, H-back during his junior year, and then we switched him to Mike linebacker his senior year and he was first-team all-district there too. The second thing would be his football IQ is an extremely high level.

What do you think will be the biggest transition for him moving from the high school game to the Big 12 Conference?
John Walsh: I think at the position he plays getting Big 12 physical. You know, he's high school physical, and does it really well. But just getting with Coach (Rob) Glass and getting Big 12 physical.

Do you think he has a chance to make an instant impact or will there be an adjustment period for him?
John Walsh: I think it's better for everybody (coming out of high school) to redshirt a season. I think he'll definitely redshirt.

Why do you think he chose Oklahoma State?
John Walsh: His mom went through some sickness and I think being close to mom was important. Then I think the second thing would be (high school) teammates (J.W. Walsh, Jimmy Bean and Josh Stewart) being up there.

What do you think he is capable of accomplishing over the course of his college career at OSU?
John Walsh: I think he's always been a self-less player, and if you go into any program that way it's going to help a team ... and it fits that mold. I don't like talking about individual stuff but I think he has the potential to be a contributor in many different ways. Once he gets in there and gets big enough where they want him, I think he'll helping the Oklahoma State Cowboys like he did the Guyer Wildcats.

What will you remember the most about coaching him?
John Walsh: He wants to go to school for journalism, and I think that's ideal because you have different kinds of leaders in your program. What I'll remember when he moved here as a sophomore is that he not only was a leader by example but he also vocalized his leadership. That's not common in high school. You have guys that can work hard but he worked hard and was like a coach when it came to team meetings, and if there was a microphone in front of him he knows how to use it.

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