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Thomas Johnson's Ramirez Chooses Hagerstown C.C.

Hagerstown, Md.- Thomas Johnson High School senior, Jose Ramirez, has recently announced his commitment to the Hagerstown Community College men’s soccer team.

Ramirez, a two year varsity member for Thomas Johnson, led the Patriots in goals each his junior and senior year. In 2013, he started seven games, scored eight goals and added five assists for 21 points. He scored the game winning goal to take down the Linganore Lancers in the First Round of the MPSSAA Boy's Soccer Playoffs. They would see their 2013 season come to an end in the second round, as Urbana High School, the eventual undefeated state champions, defeated TJ 3-0.

During his senior year, Ramirez would finish third in Frederick County in total scoring with 14 goals and five assists for 33 points. His 14 goals though would be good enough to lead the county. He started and played each game, while earning First Team All-Piedmont Conference and was named Offensive Player of the Year for TJ.

Since Ramirez came to the United States in 2011, he played club soccer for TJay, in the MSI League. He scored 13 goals and had four assists in the 10 games he played.

Ramirez joins Washington County recruits Tim Horning and Ryan Byard, along with Montgomery County players, Alejandro Oliart and Ernesto Mejia as 2015 committed recruits.

"Jose experienced a fantastic season with Thomas Johnson this year" mentioned head coach Brian Eichelberger. "He possess great size, combined with technical ability and a pure knack for scoring. We are thrilled to add the leading goal scorer in Frederick County last season, because with the graduation of Jonah Smith, we have a large hole to fill up front."