ESPNU Watch List linebacker Nick Ramirez (Lee’s Summit, Mo./Lee’s Summit West) picked up his fifth offer over the weekend, as Illinois offered him Saturday afternoon.
Ramirez, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker, picked up the offer immediately after visiting Missouri for the Tigers’ junior day. He now has offers from Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Purdue and Nebraska.
Ramirez, who said he enjoyed Missouri's junior day, is coming off back-to-back seasons where he not only recorded more than 100 tackles but also was named an all-state selection. A three-year varsity starter, Ramirez also won a Missouri Class 5 state title as a sophomore.
Ramirez also has received interest from Texas A&M, Auburn, Arkansas, Oregon and Kansas State, among others. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, bench presses an impressive 425 pounds and squats 570. Attending junior days at LSU and Arkansas are in the upcoming plans for Ramirez.