Ross Says Roll Tide

The Homewood star knew his college decision was getting close and said, "I have been thinking about making my commitment for the past couple of weeks. I fit in better at Alabama and in Tuscaloosa than I do at Auburn. I decided after the game. Our season is about to heat up two weeks from now. I wanted to go ahead and get it out of the way."

Ross was eager for the Crimson Tide to prove on the football field they had returned to national prominence.

"It was good to see my No.1 team on my list beat a team I had marked off my list [Florida]. It was good to see I made a good decision with that. I had been telling close friends and family that if Alabama got that win, then I would commit. It worked out exactly how I wanted it. I am feeling pretty good about it," he said.

"I am 100% committed to Alabama. I will not take any other official visits."

The Crimson Tide is in the mix for Homewood four-star receiver Tim Hawthorne as well. Hawthorne was in Tuscaloosa for an unofficial visit for the Tide-Gator game and could join Ross next fall in Tuscaloosa.

"Hopefully, Tim can be a part of our class," said Ross. "I want us to get all the big time players, and the guys who can help us win a national championship. Tim definitely fits that category. He is as good as anybody I think. I think after this weekend, he really liked the deep balls that were thrown, and the offensive plays Alabama was calling. Hopefully, things have changed a little bit in his mind after this weekend."

Ross was named Super All-State and Super All-Metro after completing his junior season.

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