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East Texas WR has half dozen offers

Tyler (Texas) John Tyler has as much tradition as seemingly any other program in the Lone Star State and the Lions almost always produce their fair share of top prospects.
The class of 2013 at the East Texas school has a chance to be special, though. Wide receiver Fred Ross is the top junior prospect and he has already received quite a few offers.
"I've been offered by several schools," the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Ross said. "I've been offered by Rice, (Texas) Tech, Mizzou, West Virginia, Memphis, Mississippi State and some more that I can't remember off the top of my head.
"I honestly didn't think all these schools would come so early. It's been a blessing for sure to know that they want me to come and play for them."
Several other schools could be on the verge of adding their names to the list as well.
"I think Arkansas might be close (to offering)," he said. "Oklahoma State and Texas A&M seem to be on the verge too. I really don't know for sure but they all seem like they're close."
So far this spring Ross has had a chance to attend a junior day at an in-state school.
"I went to see Baylor," he said. "It was me and Greg Ward, our quarterback. It was alright. They didn't say anything about offering me when I was there but I enjoyed myself up there."
Ross has a few other junior day visits planned for the next month as well.
"I think I'm going to Oklahoma State on (Feb.) 18," he said. "They invited me up there then. I also think I'm going to go out to Tech but I'm not for sure on the date for that one."
Though it is still very early in the recruiting process for Ross, he does admit to having a current favorite school.
"Yes sir, Oklahoma State is my top school," he said. "I had a chance to go up there over the summer and fell in the love with the facilities. I like the coaching staff a lot and the offense throws the ball a whole bunch so I like that too. I had a teammate (Eric Davis) just sign there and he loves it too."
As a junior Ross caught 93 passes for 1,264 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 33 times for 450 yards and six more scores.