Asked to describe his game, Beggs quarterback Ramsey Hamilton is blunt.
“I really don't look like a quarterback,” Hamilton said. “I'm kind of pigeon-toed.”
The results, though, speak for themselves.
Last year, Hamilton threw for nearly 1,700 yards and 14 touchdowns, helping Beggs to the Class 3A quarterfinals.
“I handle my emotions well,” Hamilton said. “I don't get rattled easily. I make good decisions and I'm pretty elusive in the pocket.”
It's those traits that put Hamilton at No. 9 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list.
Beggs coach Bob Craig said Hamilton's willingness to do what's needed of him is what makes him such a special player.
“He buys into the system,” Craig said. “In Week 10, he threw 52 passes. He threw seven passes combined in the first two playoff games.
“And he elevates all the players around him.”
Hamilton was first elevated by others — his older brother T.J. and sister Savannah.
In typical sibling fashion, they sometimes had fun at the expense of their little brother.
“She whooped on me my whole life,” Ramsey Hamilton said. “They both did. My mom says she'd look up from doing dishes and they'd be whipping up on me. But I learned sportsmanship from that. I learned how to handle tough situations.”
T.J. was a football standout at Lincoln Christian and played at OU. Savannah was a basketball star at Preston and plays at Central Oklahoma after transferring from Tulsa.
Hamilton has spent the summer bouncing from camp to camp.
He's been to the Elite 11, OU, OSU, Missouri and a Nike combine in Texas already. He'll add Arkansas this weekend, Louisiana-Monroe shortly after that and another combine at OU before focusing strictly on his team.
While the offers haven't come from those events yet, Hamilton has taken away plenty.
“You learn something new every time you talk to a different quarterback coach,” he said. “Then you take that back to Beggs and get better.”
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.”
THE OKLAHOMAN'S SUPER 30
NO. 9: RAMSEY HAMILTON