The linebacker depth chart at Oklahoma State just got even thinner.
A post on Dominic Ramacher’s Facebook confirmed earlier rumors that he would leave the program.
Turns out, he’s leaving football altogether.
“I have decided to leave OSU and football,” Ramacher said in the post Friday. “My dreams and aspirations have changed and as a young man I need to make decisions for my own life, regardless of what others feel about it. my passion for the game is lost and it would be unfair to the coaches, the team, and myself to continue on with something I cannot fully buy into.”
Ramacher came to OSU as a three-star recruit from Denton Guyer High School and was heavily recruited at both tight end and linebacker. He was also a member of the ESPN150.
Ramacher never quite met expectations for the Cowboys. He redshirted his first season in 2012 and was limited to special teams in 2013 after bouncing around at fullback and linebacker and battling injury.
Ramacher figured to be in the mix for playing time in a desperately thin OSU linebacking corps in 2014, but now the Cowboys might be forced to rely on sophomore Seth Jacobs and true freshmen Josh Mabin, Gyasi Akem and Justin Phillips.
Junior Ryan Simmons is OSU’s only returning linebacker with starting experience.
See Ramacher’s full post below:
— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) June 13, 2014