QB looking for ECU offer

2014 Trinity Christian (Fayetteville, N.C.) quarterback Braxton Ross is hearing it from top programs, but is interested in ECU. Inside ECU sports spoke with him about it. <p

Trinity Christian dual-threat quarterback Braxton Ross has tremendous size and athletic ability. The senior signal-caller is having a big season for Trinity Christian.

Through nine games, Ross has 1,356 passing yards with 28 touchdowns while also rushing for 534 yards and seven rushing touchdowns. He has done all of this with only 3 interceptions on the season.

While he is extremely gifted athletically and putting up good numbers, Ross has yet to receive a Division-1 football offer. ECU is his number one school right now.

"As of right now I have no offers until I take the SAT in December," said the 6-foot-3, 208-pound Ross. "I've heard from ECU, UNC Charlotte, Liberty, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Southern California, Coastal Carolina, N.C. State and Old Dominion. I've currently been talking to ECU, N.C. State, Ohio State and Florida State. In the end I want ECU over everything."

ECU is Ross' current number one because he loves the atmosphere of Greenville. On top of that, he mentioned he has developed a special relationship with ECU's true freshman wide receivers Isaiah Jones and Davon Grayson.

The most recent visit to ECU for Ross came last weekend during the Pirates' 63-14 dominating win over UAB.

"It was my third unofficial visit," said Ross. "I had a great time just being on campus and hearing the crowd. I talked to (special teams coordinator/running backs coach) Kirk Doll my first trip and (offensive coordinator) Lincoln Riley this time. He told me he really likes me and before they were saying there weren't going to be any more QB offers, but he really likes me and there will possibly be one open."

To say Ross is interested in going to ECU is an understatement, but he's currently deemed ineligible to receive offers.

"The situation with the SAT is I transferred from a public school last year to a private school," Ross said. "I re-classed to get more looks and my grades up. In public school my grades dropped because all I wanted to do was play sports and not put the effort in the classroom. Now I'm making A's and B's and am more than ready for this SAT in December to possibly pick up this offer from ECU and other schools. They all told me to get eligible by taking the SAT and having a high score."

Ross has a deadly accurate deep-ball and can throw on the run with a high completion percentage. His ability to extend plays with his legs fits the mold of the current ECU quarterback (Shane Carden).

He mentioned he is working on his speed and if trying drop a little bit of weight. If he does well on the SAT and chooses to come to ECU, he may have a chance to be one of the more athletic quarterbacks ECU has had in its program.


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