One name that has been relatively quiet on the recruiting scene the past few months is that of Compton (Calif.) Dominguez defensive back David Ross. The four star cornerback may actually play safety in college and said three schools top his list right now.
Ross, 6-1, 170 pounds is easily one of the elite defensive backs in the West region this year. He has excellent size and cover skills and could play anywhere in the secondary at the college level.
"Some schools are recruiting me for corner, some for safety but most are just saying defensive back and they'll find a place for me once I get there," Ross said. "I've always played corner but I'll be playing some safety this year too and I don't really have a preference between the two."
Ross will also be the starting quarterback for the Dons this year after backing up Oregon bound athlete Marvin Johnson a year ago. Dominguez runs a spread option offense and Ross' athleticism should help the Dons compete for their second straight CIF title.
On the recruiting front, Ross said three schools stand out right now including one that may surprise a few people.
"I like Oregon, Michigan and UNLV," Ross said. "I was just at UNLV a month ago for a camp there and liked it a lot. I like Coach Sanford and I also have some family there. With Michigan, I like Coach English and their tradition and I like Oregon because of DP (Duck coach Don Pellum) and their football facilities.
"I was high on USC early and I still like them but they haven't offered me and I'm not sure if they're going to. I camped with them but I haven't heard a lot from them recently. Arizona is another school I like and they're recruiting me hard right now. I want to go through the process and take my trips, I'm not planning to make an early commitment anywhere right now."