QB Peyton Ramsey is Number One for the Class of '16

Cincinnati's Peyton Ramsey is commit number 1 for Wilson in the 2016 class.  Photo: Scott Reed

Cincinnati's Peyton Ramsey is commit number 1 for Wilson in the 2016 class. Photo: Scott Reed

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

This may be irony at its best. As we are ready to put out a piece on the slow start to the Hoosiers’ 2016 recruiting class, Ohio quarterback Peyton Ramsey provides the first “Boom” of the season as he commits to play for Kevin Wilson and the Cream and Crimson. Ramsey is a 247 Sports Composite 3-star prospect who is rated as the 29th best pro-style quarterback in the nation as well as the 21st best player in the state of Ohio, and the 602nd best player in the nation. Ramsey held offers from eight other schools and was down to IU, Wake Forest, and Boston College before pulling the trigger.

Ramsey has great size to play in the Big Ten as well as the arm strength to make all the throws. His best attribute maybe his lightning quick release. He will definitely help ease the pain of losing in-state prospect Brandon Peters to Michigan earlier last month. As a junior Ramsey threw for 2,062 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 62.6% of his passes. Ramsey also rushed for 908 yards and 12 more scores. One improvement Ramsey needs to make during his senior season is cutting down on his interceptions, as he threw 10 in 204. IU’s recruiting class for 2016 now sits at 13th in the Big Ten and 77th nationally. His commitment comes relatively early in the cycle for Wilson.