THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Seven prospects committed to Washington on Friday and John Ross was on campus but the Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan wide receiver still wants to take his recruitment slowly.
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound four-star prospect said Saturday at the B2G Elite Camp he had a great time visiting with the Huskies but he doesn't plan to make a snap decision. He wants to take his time, take official visits and then figure things out.
"It was incredible," Ross said. "We all had fun out there. I didn't expect so many people to commit. It was so fun and I guess they were overwhelmed by the beauty of the water and the view and how the team is so affiliated with everything. It's like a big family up there.
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"Everything is family-oriented up there. The coaches are great and it was just a lot of fun."
Ross, rated as the No. 40 wide receiver and No. 32 prospect in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, has so many new schools getting involved in his recruitment he doesn't want to make an early decision.
Surprise programs come in all the time so Ross said he's not going to rush anything.
"I just want to keep it open," Ross said. "I wasn't peer pressured by anything. I was out there to have fun. There are some guys that go to Washington that went to my school so we're like a family up there. It makes it feel like home but I was just out there to have fun.
"I'm just taking everything slowly. I'm looking into every school rather than just shoot the gun and commit. It's more than just about football to me. I want to look into the business program, I want to find one of the best business programs and I want to see in the off-season whether it's good enough for me to live there. I'm looking at the little things."
That means official visits could be in his future. Colorado, Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington and many others are involved and Ross wants to be deliberate in the decision-making process.
"I am looking at officials but I haven't thought about which schools yet," Ross said. "There are a lot of schools still involved. There are a ton of schools randomly getting involved."