WR Rocky Ross receives offer from favorite

Wide receiver Rocky Ross of The Bolles School in Jacksonville received a scholarship offer Tuesday from the school that tops his list.

With a 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame, coupled with 4.55 speed, wide receiver Rocky Ross is quickly becoming a high target for a number of college programs throughout the southeast.

Among the programs seeking his services include Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville and Nebraska.

However, due to family ties, such as his father Scott originally being from Louisville, Ross listed two to Bluegrass State schools atop his list early in the process.

"Kentucky or Louisville. (Kentucky) is the state I wanna settle in," the junior from Jacksonville (FL) recently told InsideKentucky.com. "My dad was born there."

Ross spent part of this past weekend back in the River City attending Louisville's Senior Day on Sunday.

"It went real well," Ross told Inside the Ville on Tuesday morning. "I was able to talk to the coaches afterwards, which was good."

Prior to leaving Louisville to return home, Ross was asked by U of L Offensive Coordinator Paul Petrino to call the U of L football office on Tuesday morning.

"I talked to them earlier this morning," continued Ross. "I talked with Coach Bobby Petrino for awhile and then he offered me."

While he didn't commit on the spot, Ross explains that the U of L offer was the one he was hoping for.

"I was happy of course," Ross said. "[Louisville] is my number one school right now. I'm excited to get it."

Part of Ross' reasoning of not making an early commitment is that he'd still like to get an even closer look at the U of L campus.

"Before I commit I want to go through an official visit," said Ross. "I just want to check everything out and see what all goes on a college campus."

While he doesn't have a timeframe set to make a decision, it doesn't appear that he needs to wait much longer either.

"I'd be willing to take my official visit at anytime," continued Ross. "I'm not sure how those work with scheduling and everything, but I'd be willing to work with Louisville's schedule."

Ross also holds an offer from Central Florida.


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