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  • Tony Dondero<br>Enterprise writer
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:37am

Shorecrest senior Kevin Ramos would love to be a Washington Husky football player. The fleet-footed wide receiver and track sprinter kept busy this summer with activities that he hopes will help him snap up a Division I college scholarship.

Idaho and Eastern Washington have also shown interest, but the 5-foot, 11-inch Ramos, one of the top-rated receivers in the state by, hopes the Dawgs give him a shot. He’ll have this fall to make his case.

Ramos, who also returns kicks and plays defensive back for the Scots, put his skills to the test at a National Athletic Testing System event at the Seahawks’ Kirkland training facility in June. Ramos’ time of 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash was the fastest in the Seattle area combine and he also had one of the top marks in the nation in a drill where he made cuts on a course of cones.

Ramos kept up his track skills this summer with the Seatown Express, a track and field club based out of Rainier Beach High School. Ramos competed on Seatown’s 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams that qualified for the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Track &Field Championships in Baltimore. Ramos anchored the 400 relay that finished 20th in the preliminaries with a time of 42.32. The 1,600 relay finished 27th in the preliminaries. Ramos finished third in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200 meters at the regional meet in Salem, Ore. but did not advance to nationals in those events.

Throughout the summer, Ramos lifted weights, topping out at 230 pounds on the power cling.

Ramos battled a stress fracture in his back last track season but he said he’s healed and “ready to go.”

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