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Player: O.J. Ross

Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL

Position: WR

Height: 5'10''

Weight: 176 lbs.

40 time: 4.36

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Scholarships: Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida International, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Texas Tech, West Virginia

Favorites: North Carolina, Purdue, Rutgers

 

COMMITTED TO PURDUE

 

Rivals: :star:star:star:star

Scout: :star:star:star

 

former teammate of WR Antonio Bell

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per Scout: One of the fastest receivers in the entire state, Ross finished his junior season with 34 catches for just under 700 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was given Honorable Mention All-State FSWA 5A, All Central Florida Second Team, All-Area First Team, All-County (Volusia).

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This is the type of receiver we need to be recruiting. The type of playmaker that can make a fifteen yard reception, put a move on a safety, and take it to the HOUSE!

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Player: O.J. Ross

Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL

Position: WR

Height: 5'10''

Weight: 176 lbs.

40 time: 4.36

Visit Date: TBD

Scholarships: Arkansas, Florida International, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, West Virginia

Favorites: Arkansas, Florida, Florida International, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, West Virginia

 

Rivals: :star:star:star:star

Scout:

 

former teammate of WR Antonio Bell

 

 

Has something changed? Neither Rivals nor Scout shows an offer from or interest in NU.

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Has something changed? Neither Rivals nor Scout shows an offer from or interest in NU.

Scout had the article about the offer. Not sure why they don't show it, but they usually only show 5 or 6 offers.

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FREE article on Rivals.

 

Gators show interest in 4-star Ross

 

Mark Wheeler

GatorBait.net

 

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Video of Ross in action

 

Talk about it in Inside The Double T

It has been several years since Florida has been seriously involved with a prospect from Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland. Actually, the year was 2005, Urban Meyer's first year in Gainesville, that the Gators were able to land a player from the powerhouse program.

 

That year the Gators signed cornerback Avery Atkins and tight end Brian Ellis.

 

After failing to qualify coming out of high school, Ellis never made it to Gainesville. On the other hand, Atkins went on to start at the University of Florida before being released from UF in the summer of 2006. Not long afterward, he met a tragic end due to a combination of ecstasy intoxication and carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

Now, another Buccaneer is starting to make a name for himself.

 

O.J. Ross is currently rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com. The No. 43 ranked wide receiver in the nation.

 

Though Mainland has sent quite a few of its players to the next level over the years, including Antonio Bell (NEB), Cruz Barrett (NEB), Kirby Watson (MAR) and Tony Wilson (UGA), none of them have played to the level of Atkins.

 

Ross hopes to break that streak, and with good reason.

 

"Avery is my cousin," explained Ross. "He was a big role model for me. He still is my role model. I learned a lot about football and recruiting from him and I want to use what he taught me to help me be a good player to honor him. I look up to him."

 

So far, so good.

 

As a junior the 5-foot-10, 170-pound speedster led the area with 34 catches for 693 yards and 10 touchdowns while being named first team All-Area by the Daytona Beach News-Journal and honorable mention All-State in Class 5A.

 

Despite what can only be described as an up-and-down stay in Gainesville by his late cousin, Ross still calls the Gators his favorite football team.

 

"I'm a fan of Florida," said Ross. "That's always been my number-one team. I've always watched them. I've always followed them. I've been there."

 

This past week, UF defensive coordinator Charlie Strong became one of the many college coaches to venture over to Florida's east coast this spring to check in on Ross.

 

According to Ross, Kentucky, Texas Tech, Michigan, Arkansas, Duke, Tulane among others have joined the Gators on the Mainland campus.

 

Though UF was the childhood favorite, they aren't currently leading the pack.

 

"Florida's interested in me," proclaimed Ross, "but they haven't offered. I have offers from Texas Tech, Arkansas and Ole Miss this spring. My top three are Arkansas, Michigan and FIU. I like Arkansas, Michigan and Florida International. I've talked to the coach from Arkansas before, he's real cool. I like coach (Rod) Smith at Michigan. FIU is the local school. Close to home and a chance to play. If Florida offers I'm very interested in them."

 

This summer Ross says that his plans are to camp at both Florida and Georgia.

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I don't think Florida is going to offer him now that they got a commitment from 4 :star:star:star:star Patton, and another receiver Alli. The gators are also a likely home for Dunkley. Lets hope they only get 3 WRs this class, and Nebraska takes an interest in Ross because I think we can beat out Ark., FIU, TTech, and Michigan (w/ 4WRs commits).

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so nebraska does have an offer to Ross or not? I really hope so, i'm surprised this guy only has 4 offers

If he does it hasn't shown up on rivals or scout, but then there was that article on scout saying that NU had an interest in him. He would be a great addition to this class, because we do not appear to have any offensive player with quick feet.

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I don't think Florida is going to offer him now that they got a commitment from 4 :star:star:star:star Patton, and another receiver Alli. The gators are also a likely home for Dunkley. Lets hope they only get 3 WRs this class, and Nebraska takes an interest in Ross because I think we can beat out Ark., FIU, TTech, and Michigan (w/ 4WRs commits).

Yeah I bet Florida doesn't offer because most likely they are going to get McCay as well.

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so nebraska does have an offer to Ross or not? I really hope so, i'm surprised this guy only has 4 offers

If he does it hasn't shown up on rivals or scout, but then there was that article on scout saying that NU had an interest in him. He would be a great addition to this class, because we do not appear to have any offensive player with quick feet.

Really can't think of even one Offensive player? I can think of several.

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so nebraska does have an offer to Ross or not? I really hope so, i'm surprised this guy only has 4 offers

If he does it hasn't shown up on rivals or scout, but then there was that article on scout saying that NU had an interest in him. He would be a great addition to this class, because we do not appear to have any offensive player with quick feet.

Really can't think of even one Offensive player? I can think of several.

Who?

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so nebraska does have an offer to Ross or not? I really hope so, i'm surprised this guy only has 4 offers

If he does it hasn't shown up on rivals or scout, but then there was that article on scout saying that NU had an interest in him. He would be a great addition to this class, because we do not appear to have any offensive player with quick feet.

Really can't think of even one Offensive player? I can think of several.

Who?

Mendoza, Bell, Helu to name a few.

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so nebraska does have an offer to Ross or not? I really hope so, i'm surprised this guy only has 4 offers

If he does it hasn't shown up on rivals or scout, but then there was that article on scout saying that NU had an interest in him. He would be a great addition to this class, because we do not appear to have any offensive player with quick feet.

Really can't think of even one Offensive player? I can think of several.

Who?

Mendoza, Bell, Helu to name a few.

 

I haven't seen enough of Mendoza to really argue. Bell from the video I've seen appears to be able to get down the field fast, I don't know about quick feet. Helu has great vision and enough speed to attack the hole but I don't think he has quick feet.

 

I should probably define what I mean by quick feet. Someone who has great short area agility and burst. Someone who can stop on a dime and redirect quickly. People that exemplify this are Devin Hester and Percy Harvin.

 

Maybe I'm wrong about the guys you mentioned above, but in my opinion three of these types of guys is not enough. I think we need more to potentially compete at a higher level.

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so nebraska does have an offer to Ross or not? I really hope so, i'm surprised this guy only has 4 offers

If he does it hasn't shown up on rivals or scout, but then there was that article on scout saying that NU had an interest in him. He would be a great addition to this class, because we do not appear to have any offensive player with quick feet.

Really can't think of even one Offensive player? I can think of several.

Who?

Mendoza, Bell, Helu to name a few.

 

I haven't seen enough of Mendoza to really argue. Bell from the video I've seen appears to be able to get down the field fast, I don't know about quick feet. Helu has great vision and enough speed to attack the hole but I don't think he has quick feet.

 

I should probably define what I mean by quick feet. Someone who has great short area agility and burst. Someone who can stop on a dime and redirect quickly. People that exemplify this are Devin Hester and Percy Harvin.

 

Maybe I'm wrong about the guys you mentioned above, but in my opinion three of these types of guys is not enough. I think we need more to potentially compete at a higher level.

kyler reed.

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per Rivals: Hoping for a Florida offer, O.J. Ross camped for three days with the Gators this week and was one of the most consistent wide receivers, utilizing his breakneck speed to blow by cornerbacks in one-on-one drills.

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“I just grew up a fan of the Gators,” O.J. Ross said. “I’d watch them play every weekend and my cousin (former Gator cornerback Avery Atkins) went there. I was at their camp about two weeks ago. They seemed to like me and were interested but I guess they want to see more. I think they’d like to wait and check me out during the season.” Ross says the Gators would be number one if they offered.

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