Ross on verge of committing to Colorado

Devin Ross has plenty of reasons to join Colorado in 2013, but wants to be sure before making a big decision

Colorado wants Devin Ross. And, Ross wants Colorado.

Ross, however, can't stop thinking about others that might want him in the future.

A wide receiver/cornerback at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif., Ross said he's on the verge of giving a verbal commitment to CU.

"I'm actually pretty close right now," he said on Monday night. "They're my top school, so I'm probably going to be committing soon, I'm just not sure how soon."

When asked if he might actually commit this week, he said, "Yeah, possibly. I think I will."

The only thing standing in his way is the thought of shutting the door on a really good opportunity in the future.

"It's just hard because my head coach from my high school team, he tells me that if I have a really good year this year I'll get way more offers," Ross said.

As of Monday night, Ross said he has 12 offers, including Colorado State and two of CU's Pac-12 foes: Utah and Washington State.

In the past, he has mentioned California and Arizona State as schools he'd love to play for. His dream school? "USC, like everybody else," he said.

Ross' concern is committing to CU and then getting an offer he can't refuse from somebody else.

"That's exactly what I'm worried about," he said.

Nevertheless, Ross said he has grown to love Colorado, despite having never been to the campus. He has talked with 2013 CU commit Mitch Parsons, who pumped up the Buffs. Ross is also a friend of 2013 CU commit Elijah Dunston and current Buffs cornerback Jered Bell.

"I'm just thinking that Colorado is the best fit right now," Ross said. "They're the best school that's offered me so far, and I like them a lot, so I'm probably going to commit there."

In addition to having friendships with current and future Buffs, Ross said he likes CU's campus, its academics and its coaching staff. He also loves the fact that the Buffs play in the Pac-12, a conference Ross has grown up with. He said he's always wanted to play in the Pac-12.

Wherever he goes, Ross figures to be on offense. He plays receiver and corner at Bishop Alemany, but said, "I don't plan on playing corner in college."

Ross said CU has told him they want one more receiver in the 2013 class and that receivers coach Bobby Kennedy has talked to Ross about playing in the slot.

"He said I should be able to be a factor my first year possibly," Ross said.

Of course, Ross has to become a Buffalo first.

"It's a high chance that I will be (a Buff)," he said. "They're on the top of my list."

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