Rocky Ross an adopted Kentuckian

Every year inside the recruiting circles there is a prospect which captivates a fan base as they track his continued struggle to play for his favorite school. This year's version of Jacob Tamme and Jason Leger could very well be Rocky Ross from Jacksonville.

Only in this case, it's not necessarily a school that has drawn the interest of a prospect; but an entire state.

"Kentucky or Louisville," wide reciever prospect Rocky Ross told Inside Kentucky, Thursday.

"(Kentucky) is the state I wanna settle in," the junior from Jacksonville (FL) said. "My dad was born there."

Louisville and Kentucky have been in contact with the star wideout, whom caught 30 catches for 628 yards and six touchdowns for Bolles High School, last year.

"The best part about UK is they play UF and that would mean I would get a chance to come back and play Florida."

"You just don't understand, growing up in Florida, the fan base; everyone loves UF. I would just love a chance to come back and show them."

"My second family is all Gator fans and I would love to get a chance to play them at Kentucky."

"Even with Louisville, they come down here and play a lot. Just to have that chance to come back and play."

"That'd be pretty sweet."

At 6-foot-3, he would be a terrific prospect for either school. The senior-to-be could play anywhere on the football field.

"I'd be open to a change of position," Ross continued. "I think it would be a lot of fun."

One of Ross' best attributes is his speed.

"I ran a 4.5 forty-yard-dash at the UCF camp," Ross explained. "And I had just gotten out of the car 30 minutes prior to running it."

"I think if I better prepare myself, I can do even better and maybe get in the 4.4 range."

Ross lists UCF and Georgia Tech, along side the Bluegrass state schools.

"Last week at school, Coach Rodgers told me that he got the impression Louisville would offer."

"I am very hopeful that it will come soon," Ross said. "I'll be attending the Louisville camp here shortly."

The Louisville camp will be his final appearence of the summer.

Ross lists Georgia Tech and UCF as other possible collegiate destinations.


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