Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) had one of the nation's top recruits this past season in defensive lineman Averell Spicer. This year, the Cougars have at least two players who will be heavily recruited including incoming transfer Devin Ross.
Ross, 5-11, 185 pounds is a talented defensive back who played at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos a year ago.
"Our family moved and Rancho Cucamonga was a lot closer for me," Ross said. "I liked it at Los Osos but I'm excited about playing for Rancho as well and feel it's a great opportunity for me."
Ross earned all-league and all-area honors a year ago is regarded as one of the top shut down corners in the state. He was rarely tested and finished the year with 28 tackles on defense and while playing part time on offense, rushed 34 times for 332 yards (9.8 ave) and two scores, caught four balls for 93 yards and two more touchdowns and returns two kicks for scores.
On the recruiting front, Ross is hearing from all of the Pac 10 plus Colorado, Colorado State, Oklahoma and Florida. He also holds four scholarship
"Arizona was the first school to offer me and then Colorado State and Washington State just offered me in the last week," Ross said. "I think UCLA has offered me too but just verbally. I couldn't make it to their Junior Day because I had a track meet that day.
"Right now, my top schools are Cal, USC, UCLA and Oklahoma. I'm going to USC's Junior Day in April and the Nike camp at Stanford in May. I'm not sure about the rest of my summer camp plans right now. As for making my decision, I don't see myself committing early. I'm going to take a few trips first before I commit anywhere.
"I'm not sure if I'll take all five but I definitely want to take at least a couple of them. It would be fun to take some during the season but I need to talk with my dad about that and see how it all fits in my schedule. If it doesn't work out, I'll just wait until after our season is over and take them all then."