Written by Colin Beaury, Analyst on May 22, 2015
When Jalen Ramsey arrived at Florida State as a Rivals and Scout.com five-star recruit, he was accompanied with high expectations. He was a day one starter in 2013 and was the first cornerback to start a game for FSU in his true freshman season since Deion Sanders. A football and track star from Brentwood, TN, Ramsey punctuated his first season as an undefeated National Champion.
Ramsey spent much of his sophomore campaign in a safety/slot corner role, a credit to his athleticism and versatility. He logged 79 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 12 passes broken up, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in 2014 earning him 2nd team All-America honors. He was the ultimate chess piece for a one loss Seminoles team that saw four defensive players taken in the first three rounds of the 2015 draft.
This past week, Ramsey added an ACC long jump championship to his resume: