Beggs' Ramsey Hamilton elevates those around him

Beggs quarterback Ramsey Hamilton makes good decisions and is elusive and versatile. Those qualities land him at No. 9 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list.
By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Modified: July 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm •  Published: July 15, 2011
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One of the biggest lessons of the summer came from OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel.

Hamilton's elbow hurt last year after games, something he attributed to the amount of throws he was making.

But Heupel changed the way Hamilton turned his shoulders when he threw and the pain hasn't returned.

“It's 100 times better now,” Hamilton said.

On some teams, Hamilton's talents would be best served at running back or wide receiver.

The Demons, though, need him at quarterback, where he's played since he started playing the sport.

But even with his history at the position, Hamilton is open to change.

“Of course I'd switch,” Hamilton said. “Some schools are recruiting me as an athlete. My team, right now, needs me at quarterback. I love quarterback, don't get me wrong, but I'll play wherever I'm needed.”

Hamilton initially wanted to commit before the season to avoid potential distractions during the season, but with the summer winding down and him still awaiting his first offer, that doesn't look likely.

“I'm not frustrated with it because you know it takes time,” Hamilton said. “I think they want to see how I play during the season before they give me an offer and that's fine.”

Hamilton said he would likely wait until after the season to make a decision but could make a midseason commitment if the fit was right.

At OU, his brother became close friends with Ryan Broyles, and through that friendship, Ramsey became close with the Sooners standout.

Broyles had experience with offers developing late, as an offer from OU swayed Broyles from an initial commitment to OSU.

“I've definitely talked to him about things,” Hamilton said. “He pretty much said that it's slow but once you get that first offer, things started coming quicker.”