Ross Prepares For Big Year

2014 ECU quarterback target Braxton Ross arrived at Fort Scott C.C. (KS) to begin his JUCO career and will start this fall. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about his big year ahead.

Former Trinity Christian (Fayetteville, N.C.) dual-threat quarterback and 2014 ECU target Braxton Ross is still very much on ECU’s radar.

This summer Ross enrolled at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas after being deemed ineligible to accept offers from Division 1 programs. Ross himself admitted ECU could have been the perfect landing spot for him.

Although he wasn’t able to commit and make it to ECU, the two parties have stayed in contact.

“I talk with ECU once a week,” said the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Ross. “They check on me and my grades regularly. That’s what I’m focused on doing here is getting better with grades. There will be plenty of scouts out here this fall.”

If all goes according to plan, Ross could be enrolled in school and on a D-1 roster for the fall of 2015. The number one thing standing in his way currently is the SAT, which he plans to retake in December in order to become eligible.

The JUCO route can be a trying process for football players, but Ross is beginning to enjoy it. He mentioned summer camp was difficult, but now he is settled in at Fort Scott.

Ross played in his first JUCO scrimmage with Fort Scott last week. The experience is something he will build on moving forward. He’s also excited to announce he will be the starting signal-caller for Fort Scott this all.

“I remember being really nervous before the scrimmage,” said Ross. “The guys were much bigger than at the high school level, but I calmed down a bit after some 7-on-7’s. I’m positive I’ve got the starting spot and will get more comfortable each time I play.”

It goes without saying that this year is a huge one for Ross. He has a chance to impress coaches this fall and land more offers with an impressive showing at Fort Scott. If he becomes eligible to receive his offers keep an eye out for him, there’s a chance he winds up in the purple and gold down the road.


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