Terrence Ross "can't wait" for official visit
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Terrence Ross "can't wait" for official visit

Among the official visitors the University of Louisville football team will be hosting next weekend will be several prospects already committed. One of those will be Florida safety Terrence Ross, who checked in with Cardinal Authority.

Apopka, Fla., Wekiva High School safety Terrence Ross committed to play football at the University of Louisville last May.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Ross has since had a solid senior season that included missing a few games with a knee injury and has heard from some other schools and then was named MVP for the North team in the Florida Coaches All-Star Game.

Ross told Cardinal Authority on Sunday night that he's still "100 percent" committed to U of L and will be making his official visit this weekend.

"I have been waiting for this weekend for a long time," Ross said. "I am very excited. I've wanted to make the official visit for a long time and it's finally here. I am looking forward to getting there and meeting a lot of people."

Ross, who missed three games of his senior season with a sprained MCL ligament in his knee, made an unofficial visit to U of L last spring for a camp and then committed not long after the camp.

He wasn't able to attend a game this season.

"But I have been watching them," Ross said. "I watched every single snap of the Sugar Bowl and I was ready to go in right then. It hyped me up so much."

Ross will become Wekiva's first FBS football signee. The school was established in 2007. As a junior, Ross has two fumble recoveries that he returned for a touchdown and finished with eight interceptions, including two he scored TDs on.

As a senior, Ross was named defensive MVP of the opening game against Horizon, Colo., at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex on the Disney property. But his team only finished the season 1-9 and he missed time with his knee.

"I messed up my knee," Ross said. "It's fine now. It was a tough season."

Ross is ranked No. 17 in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida Super60 and said he wanted to come in and "try to play right away" at U of L.

"They told me I will have an opportunity," Ross said. "In my mind, I want to come there and be a starter as a freshman. I'll just have to work hard and see what happens. I just can't wait to get there."

Ross said he's been talking with another U of L commitment - Lexington Catholic quarterback Kyle Bolin - about being his roommate and noted he's also chatting with some other commits.

"It's going to be fun to be there with them," he said. "I am excited about it.