Ross Narrowing His Football Field

David Ross, a big lineman from Homewood High, discusses recruiting.

Birmingham, Ala.--Offensive line prospect David Ross is a prime example of what hard work can do.

The Homewood High standout is considered one of the top prospects in the state of Alabama for the 2006 signee class. He was very good as a junior, earning All-State honors, and there is every reason to expect he will be even better this fall as a senior.

A player who has made a noticeable change in his body from last fall to this summer, the big lineman says that is not an accident. He has been working hard to get better.

"I have been putting the most emphasis on strength and size in my workouts this summer," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have been told that is the toughest crossover going from high school to college football and I want to be ready for that. I have been trying to put on as much solid muscle weight as I can.

"I am 6-3, 294 and I have really made a big change in the past year," he notes. "I have a completely different type of body than I did at this time last year."

Recruiters who liked him last year really like him now. He says that about 20 colleges have been courting him, but says he is reducing that number. On Saturday, he made the trip to Auburn's final summer football camp to check out the action although he didn't participate in the drills. He hung out with his friend, Trinity Presbyterian star Bart Eddins, who on Saturday committed to the Tigers.

"Recruiting is going good for me," Ross says. "It is one of those things where I am starting to narrow it down to Alabama, Auburn and Florida. Those are my top three schools. I came down to Auburn to see what is going on. About 20 schools have been recruiting me, but I am telling schools I am not interested so it hasn't been as hectic for me as it may be for some other people."

David Ross was a Super All-State pick as a junior.

Ross says he knows what he wants in the college he selects. "I am looking for a big-time football program with a strong emphasis on football and education," he says.

He notes that he is interested in studying law or business and says that at the undergraduate level all of his finalists can handle his academic needs. "Right now I want to go somewhere where I can win a lot of football games."

Ross and his Homewood team start two-a-days on August 1st, he says. He says he is finished with the camp circuit for the summer, but has one more trip to make before then. "I hope to get to the beach before the start of two-a-days," he says.

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