Guyer linebacker Dominic Ramacher (14), shown here in a 2011 file photo, tackles a Cedar Hill running back in a game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
Heading into his senior season at Guyer back in 2011, Dominic Ramacher had already gone from being the Wildcats’ backup quarterback behind J.W. Walsh to being a tight end/H-back type player that was without a doubt the key behind the engine that was the Wildcats’ potent rushing attack.
But that year, his final one with Guyer, Ramacher switched to middle linebacker to replace three-year starter Blake Terry, who had moved on with graduation the prior year.
Now, Ramacher is at Oklahoma State with Walsh and other former Guyer standouts Josh Stewart and Jimmy Bean, and on Thursday Ramacher switched positions once again. The move was first reported by The Oklahoman on Sunday.
The redshirt freshman will move from fullback, where he’s buried behind experienced players, to linebacker after approaching his coaches about the possible move recently.
“My whole life I have played defense — and linebacker specifically — so I have always had a defensive mind and instincts,” Ramacher said after practice on Tuesday. “When I was recruited here as an athlete they weren’t sure what I was going to do and they felt I could help more as fullback. I helped the best I could but I thought the best thing for me was to be a linebacker. I went to Coach Singleton [running backs coach] to make sure it was okay and then I went to [defensive coordinator] Coach Spencer.”
Ramacher, who’s currently listed at 6-3, 230 pounds, racked up 95 tackles as a senior at Guyer to go with a sack, four pass break-ups and three interceptions. He also moved back to offense and played both ways in the postseason before Guyer was defeated by Mansfield in the area round.
Ramacher was highly rated coming out of high school and was ranked the No. 27 tight end in the nation by Scout and the No. 26 “athlete” in the nation by Rivals.
Now, he believes he’s in a place where he can get on the field faster and better help the Cowboys.
“I am picking it up really fast,” Ramacher said. “I feel like it’s all coming back to me and it’s going to be good.”