Just days after landing the commitment of Virginia bounce-back Nick Johns from the Junior College ranks, the Akron coaching staff have locked up a pledge from a talented high school quarterback.
On Thursday evening class of 2017 signal caller Alex Ramart announced via his Twitter page that he will continue his athletic and academic career in the Rubber City as a Zip.
Excited to announce my commitment to the University of Akron to fulfill my dreams of playing Division 1 football!! #BLESSED pic.twitter.com/H493P0H56l— Alex Ramart® (@alexramart) December 30, 2016
“The Zips offer way too many opportunities to pass up. They have amazing facilities, a beautiful campus, and a supportive fan base.” Ramart stated to Hustle Belt.
“The school offers the exact program I want to study as well. I want to major in kinesiology with a concentration in sport management.” He added on what led him to commit to Akron over opportunities at programs such as Columbia, Northern Colorado, and the University of Incarnate Word to name a few.
While his plans after football played a huge part in his decision, Terry Bowden and the rest of the Akron coaching staff made the choice a no-brainer.
“The coaching staff is awesome. Coach Milwee and I have really connected and I like his coaching style and what he brings to the table. I'm ready to go to work with him as my coach. And of course, Coach Bowden is legendary. They really have the program heading in the right direction, and I am excited to come in and contribute to bringing Akron a MAC Championship. The offense they run is similar to what I have ran multiple years at my high school, so it should make the transition a bit easier. I'm taking my official visit the weekend of the 20th in January and I'm super excited to be an Akron Zip.”
Last season, Ramart, a strong armed, 6’3 210-pound pocket passer, racked up yardage through the air to help lead his Foster High (Richmond,TX) squad to an overall record of 14-1. Throwing just seven interceptions as a senior, he connected on 221 of his 315 passing attempts for nearly 3,500 passing yards and 47 touchdowns.