On the football field, Markus Ramos certainly looked the part on Friday night.
The Campbell senior leveraged his 6-foot-3 frame to haul in three touchdowns and used his long strides to separate from defenders.
Despite this, football is not his sport.
He has a promising baseball career and is committed to pitch for the University of Oregon, where he said the school will cover “about 92 percent” of his costs.
“I wish I could play more because nothing beats playing football but baseball is my life and future,” Ramos said. “It’s what I’m better at and it’s what’s gonna take me far in life.”
Ramos is undoubtedly the top option in the Sabers’ aerial attack. He currently holds team highs in receptions (33), receiving yards (452) and receiving touchdowns (six).
“Once we get close to the end zone, we just have to use his size and height,” Campbell coach Amosa Amosa said. “Really good person, really works hard. I know his sport is baseball because he already verbally committed, but really just to have him be a part of our program is a blessing and honor.”
On the mound, the righty had his fastball clocked at 90 miles per hour before his junior year.
He figures to be the ace for a Campbell program that won the HHSAA Division I state championship in 2015 and went to the semifinals this past spring.
Before he hangs up his cleats for spikes, he intends to leave nothing behind on the gridiron.
“It gives me 110 times more motivation because it’s my last football season,” Ramos said. “I mean, I need to ball out and give as much as I can and not end it on a bad note, just play to the best of my ability.”