Rated: He is a three-star prospect.
Scouting report: Ross is an aggressive playmaker in the secondary.
He reads and reacts to plays quickly. Ross, who will likely play strong safety in college, has good vision and is instinctive. The Westlake standout is very physical and tackles well.
Ross runs well and shows good overall athleticism. He changes directions fluidly and has good range in the secondary. He plays fast, but under control. Ross takes good pursuit angles and closes quickly on the football.
Like all prospects, there are areas where Ross needs to improve. He has not been asked to drop into coverage much at the high school level, so Ross will need to work on his technique, coverage awareness and ball skills.
But with his athleticism, strong work ethic and competitiveness, Ross should quickly improve once he gets to Mississippi State.
Final Thought: Ross is a great addition to Mississippi State's recruiting class.
The Bulldogs signed three JUCO safeties last December, who will play a lot this season, so it is important to land some young prospects in this cycle who can eventually help replace them.
Mississippi State could take another safety, but the major focus in the 2018 class going forward will be wide receiver and defensive line.
Ross could use a redshirt year to get bigger and stronger, but he has a lot of natural ability and will be tough to keep off the field next fall.
If he continues to stay healthy and develop, Ross should ultimately become an anchor for the Bulldogs' secondary.