Already tabbed as one of the top defensive backs in California and in the West, Compton Dominguez corner David Ross is always up for a new challenge. He has two major challenges facing him here in the next couple of weeks.
"I just qualified for regionals in track," Ross, a 6-foot, 174-pound coverman, said.
"I honestly don't remember what I ran, but I know it was fast enough. So I've got to start preparing harder for regionals. I want to run a lot faster. My fastest time is 10.9, and I know I can get a 10.5 if I work hard.
"I'm also getting ready to head up to Stanford next week for the NIKE Camp. I'm going to go up there and prove to everybody again that I'm one of the best corners in the nation."
Ross definitely doesn't lack confidence.
He also doesn't lack attention from the college coaches. He has offers from Arizona, Washington and Oregon. He's already talked to coaches from USC, Washington, Arizona and Colorado this spring.
"I really enjoyed talking to Ken Norton Jr.," Ross said. "He talks to you about stuff that's not always football. He talked to me a lot about grades. You can tell by talking to him that he'll care for you as a coach. It was different. I liked it a lot.
"He told me that I could be getting an offer some time really soon. I'm hoping to show them at Stanford that I deserve one.'
Ross also had positive things to say about the Oregon coaches, but admits that USC would be his top school if it offered.
"I like USC," he said. "But I have other schools that I look forward to. I just can't focus on one school."