Arkansas could be getting back dismissed linebacker
Arkansas could be getting a nice boost to its linebacking corps. in the near future.
Linebacker Randy Ramsey said he is returning to Arkansas, possibly opening the door for the star linebacker to return to the team after he was dismissed from the team for academic issues. Ramsey told Hawgs247 he was returning to Fayetteville.
That started plenty of noise he might return to Arkansas at a time when the team needs some help at linebacker.
Ramsey was highly sought after coming out of Dillard High School in South Florida where he tallied 83 tackles including 34 for a loss in his senior year. He appeared in three games his freshman year at Arkansas tallying eight tackles and 0.5 tackles for a loss.
Ramsey was dismissed from the team in the spring for academic issues and missed the entirety of what would have been his sophomore season in 2015. It did not look like he would return back in May heading into the season.
The Razorbacks are searching for a boost at linebacker and are searching junior colleges for some help. Ramsey, it would appear, remains an option and he seems fairly certain he will be back in Fayetteville, if not to play football then at least to return to classes perhaps with the hope of rejoining the team.
He certainly has to prove himself.
Hawgs247 reported Ramsey has been in touch with a few team leaders, including safety Rohan Gaines, who himself missed time with a suspension during his career.
“It hits you hard,” Gaines said. “It kind of cuts you deep to see the people you grind with day in and day out on TV and you’re not out there. To see people you love, see people who work so hard for and with and you can’t be out there it’s one of those things that cuts you deep.
“I feel Randy Ramsey will come back and take advantage of everything he’s got to do.”
Gaines said it was important for him to make sure Ramsey realized what may be there for him.
“That’s why when I heard about it I had to reach out to him,” Gaines said of his own personal experience last year. “Because I got a second chance and not a lot of people get a second chance. When I found out he was coming back I had to reach out to him. I told him to take advantage of it because it will go by fast.”
It might be nice for Arkansas to get back such a talented player. It appears he will get that second chance with his team. It is up to him though to meet his academic obligations and get a spot back on the team.