Unaka’s Landon Ramsey commits to Tusculum University

Published 4:57 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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While not signed on to Tusculum University just yet, Unaka’s Landon Ramsey has committed to playing football and studying criminal justice at the Greeneville school.
“I will probably sign in the next week or so,” Ramsey said. “I know there is a great deal of competition at quarterback but I am willing to play where ever they want me to play.”
With eight quarterbacks already on the Pioneers roster and with sophomore quarterback Tre Simmons throwing for a South Atlantic Conference leading 2,384 yards with 21 touchdown passes in 2022 to his credit, Ramsey knows he is up against top competition for the QB job.
“I’m not afraid of competition,” Ramsey said. “I look forward to it. I know that nothing will be given to me; I have to work for everything I get. I know that and I look forward to it. I am confident in my ability.”
In his senior season, Ramsey led the Rangers to their first playoff win in school history as Unaka defeated Greenback 44-20 at Goddard Field.
“That was something I really wanted to accomplish,” Ramsey said. “It meant a lot to me and the guys on the team and the entire community. That was something I put at the top of my list of things I wanted to do in my senior season.”
Ramsey’s ambition in his course of study is to become a Tennessee State Trooper.
“I know that is a tough job but I have never backed away from hard work,” Ramsey said. “Being a State Trooper means helping people at a lot of levels and it is something I look forward to.”
Ramsey will be joining an exciting Pioneers team that finished 8-3 in 2022 for head coach Jerry Odom and returns 18 starters from last season.
Rangers head coach O’Brien Bennett – who has coached Ramsey all four years at Unaka – had a lot of praise for his former QB, saying, “Landon was a lot more than just a quarterback for us. He was our punter and on defense he was like a literal coach on the field. He called the defenses along with Johnny Douglas and he was All-State at three positions and he was key to us winning our first playoff game in school history. I think he will take on the challenge at Tusculum with the same mentality that he had here and be successful.”

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