Jalen Ramsey made a name for himself during the 2017-18 NFL season by making play after play after play for the Jaguars during their improbable run to the AFC Championship Game. Now, one of Ramsey’s former college coaches is trying to make a name for himself and his new program using Ramsey—and Ramsey isn’t here for it.
On Monday night, Texas A&M tight ends coach Tim Brewster—who served as the tight ends coach at Florida State from 2013 through 2017 under head coach Jimbo Fisher before bolting Tallahassee, Florida with Fisher to coach the Aggies—put up a recruiting poster on Twitter showing all of the former Florida State defensive backs who played under Fisher and are now in the NFL. The tweet included players like Xavier Rhodes, Ronald Darby, and Ramsey, and it also featured their total career earnings.
It was no doubt meant to suggest that guys who come to play for Fisher at Texas A&M could one day play in the NFL and be like the players on the poster. But Ramsey wasn’t having any of it. Shortly after the post went up on Brewster’s Twitter account, Ramsey responded by sending out a tweet that said, "He didn’t teach me not one DB technique," in reference to Fisher.
Ramsey followed that tweet up with another one that said he didn’t appreciate being used on a poster for a school he didn’t actually attend.
It didn’t take long for Brewster to respond to Ramsey. About 15 minutes after the second tweet from Ramsey went up, the A&M coach sent him a tweet to let him know he has "nothing but love and respect" for him.
But we should point out that, despite Ramsey asking Brewster not to use his name or photo on his recruiting poster, the poster is still up as of Tuesday afternoon. That part of the story has not gone unnoticed by many college football fans.
One of the other players featured on the poster has also spoken out against it. Saints cornerback P.J. Williams, who was the defensive MVP for Florida State in the 2014 BCS National Championship game, agreed with Ramsey's take on it.
Ramsey has yet to say anything else about this, but don’t expect him to be rubbing elbows with his former coaches down in College Station anytime soon after this.