Running back De’Shawn Ramirez is no longer attending Monrovia High School, making it a near certainty that the junior will not return to the Wildcats football team.
Ramirez was suspended from the team earlier this summer, but at the time was reportedly working to do what it took to return to the team at some point this season. In June, Monrovia coach Ryan Maddox wouldn’t rule out Ramirez being cleared to play after missing a portion of the season.
Ramirez, who dazzled fans at times last year as a sophomore, would have been one of the backs in the Valley. It’s unclear what school he is attending. The Wildcats are one of the preseason favorites in the Mid-Valley Division after going 13-1 last season.