Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's 2017 linebacker Joshua Ross attended Alabama's camp on Sunday and turned the heads of the Crimson Tide coaching staff.
"We worked out and took a little visit," Ross said. "They were basically saying they liked me a lot and I am on their radar after they seen me work out. Coach (Nick) Saban was watching me do my drills and it kind of sounded like they were about to offer me. He said how he liked me a lot."
Ross was one of a handful of players who met with Saban after the camp. He also was able to tour the facilities and get a feel for the campus.
"The campus is just really nice," Ross said. "It was one of the nicest campuses I have been on. I would go to a school like that."
Ross actually went into the visit not knowing Alabama had a camp going on, but choose to work out anyway. It will be his last camp of the summer, though he plans to visit Michigan for their BBQ event later this month.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Ross already holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Oklahoma. Midwest programs Indiana and Notre Dame are also showing new interest after seeing him work out at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp in June.
"I called (Indiana) right after the camp and they told me how they are very interested in me," Ross said. "If anything comes up, I'll (visit) down there.
"(Notre Dame) visited during school and gave me their camp information. It's a good program and school. After football you can get a job anywhere with a degree from Notre Dame. I went to one of their games last year, and most likely I will go to another."
Ross' older brother, James Ross, plays linebacker at Michigan and the younger Ross said the Wolverines and Michigan State are recruiting him the hardest at this stage.
"The (Michigan) coaches kind of assume I am going to go there because of my brother," Ross said. "I like them a lot, but I am still looking at other schools."
"Coach (Curtis) Blackwell is the main guy (at Michigan State). He gives me a lot of good pointers and is a good guy to work with at Michigan State."
Ross started every game as a freshman at linebacker before an ankle injury prematurely ended his season, averaging around seven tackles per contest.