Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) defensive back Devin Ross will be making his long awaited decision a week from this Thursday (Jan. 26) on the L.A Times HS Show on Fox Sports. It's a two team race for Ross with Oregon and Arizona battling for his services.
Ross, 5-10, 170 pounds came in to the season with a lot of hype but lived up to it and showed he should be considered among the nation's top cornerbacks. Ross had a solid week of practices during the CaliFlorida Bowl but really blew up at the Army All-American game the following week and was regarded by many as the top cover corner all week during practice.
On the recruiting front, Ross has been close to making a decision for the past few weeks but has now set a date and has his finalist despite overtures from this past seasons national championship participants.
"He's down to Oregon and Arizona," C.J. Ross, Devin's father said. "Texas called again last night and Devin thanked them for their interest but he wants to stay in the Pac 10. It was very flattering for him to have Texas recruit late in the process and Devin really was honored by it but he just wants to stay out West.
"USC still wants Devin to visit this weekend but Devin said he wanted to stay with the two schools that have been on him since the summer. Like Texas, USC is a great school and Devin was flattered about their recent attention but he just felt a sense of loyalty to Oregon and Arizona since they have done such a good job of recruiting him this whole time."
C.J. Ross has a house in Arizona and the family, including Devin, will be moving out to Phoenix at the end of this semester. We asked if that would have any impact on Devin's college choice.
"No not all," C.J. Said. "You have to understand, I'm a real estate investor and I just had a great deal on a place in Phoenix. In two years, I could be living in Texas or another city so the move has nothing to do with his recruitment. I've told Devin that he needs to make this decision and do what he feels is best for him and that's what he's going to do."