Highly-touted Florida safety plots return visit with Kentucky Wildcats

A rising senior prospect that caught Kentucky’s eye when the staff was pursuing Mac Jones was 2017 Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles safety Ahman Ross. Since he received his offer from the Wildcats he has become a major target.

Ross, who de-committed from the Miami Hurricanes back in May, has visited programs like Kentucky, Indiana, and Louisville over the summer. The Bolles standout probably won’t make another decision anytime soon, and despite putting his recruitment on the back burner as his senior season gets under way, he has a top four which includes the Wildcats.

“Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, and West Virginia, I am looking at hard,” Ross mentioned. “They all see me fitting into their defense and having a chance to make an early impact.”


“I love Kentucky, the school and environment of Lexington overall. The football program is on the come up and I feel I could possibly contribute to their winning. They’re on the rise as a program.”

Since his de-commitment from the Canes and his offer from the Wildcats, Ross (6-0, 185) has built a very close relationship with Kentucky defensive backs coach Steven Clinkscale, who has recruited the three-star safety heavily.

“The Kentucky coaching staff checks in with me often -- DB coach Clinkscale a lot," ross said. "They love my style of play. I would say we're pretty close. They are genuine and honest.”

Ross hasn’t been on Kentucky’s campus since mid-July. Even though his primary focus has turned to his school’s upcoming football season, he still has a few dates in mind for when he would like to visit the Wildcats this fall.

“Thinking maybe the Mississippi State or Georgia game, don't know yet," he said. "When I visit, I look forward to seeing the coaches, Saturday night environment and the city of Lexington again.”

With an almost-guaranteed official visit to the Wildcats and a commitment date that will most likely not be made until closer to National Signing Day, Kentucky looks to be in really solid position currently for Ross. Not to mention, if the staff can get the job done, Ross could play a huge role in re-flipping Mac Jones back to Kentucky from Alabama.

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