Monday, December 31, 2012
Four-star WR Ross set to announce
By Brandon P. Oliver
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- One of the most active players for the West team on the first day of practice for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl was impressive all day. So much so that he had three future Oregon Ducks in his ear about his upcoming decision.
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Four-star WR John Ross (Long Beach, Calif./Jordan) made a lot of noise when he announced that he plans to announce his college decision during the second annual Semper Fidelis All American Bowl on Friday. Oregon, UCLA and Washington appear to be the front runners for the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Ross.
Ross wasn't the only one making noise, as Ducks' WR commit Darren Carrington Jr. (San Diego, Calif./Horizon), ATH Tyrell Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln) and his injured twin brother, WR Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln), were giving their best sales pitches to Ross. The small, but fast and dynamic, Ross impressed the trio with his ability to make defenders miss and make plays out of nothing.
Ross has kept a low profile throughout his recruitment, but it will be one of the highest-profile announcements at the game. Ross has former high school teammates already in Seattle and 2014 WR Rahshead Johnson (Long Beach, Calif./Jordan) has already given his verbal commitment to Washington.
The Ducks and Bruins both feel good about their chances of landing one of the elite playmakers in the West, but if Ross announces for anyone aside from Washington it would come as a big surprise.