Rocky Ross holding steady with favorites

Receiver Rocky Ross, of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, continues to hold steady with his favorites and is about to schedule his first official visit.

6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver Rocky Ross of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida has added a new team to the mix, but Louisville still appears to be the team to beat as Ross continues to keep the Cardinals perched atop his list.

"Georgia Tech is now into the mix as well," Ross told Inside the Ville on Sunday. "They are the only new team on my list really. So them, along with Louisville and Kentucky."

Ross, who attended Bobby Petrino's Louisville camp in mid-June, received a scholarship offer from the U of L coaching staff shortly after his return home from the River City.

"Louisville and Central Florida are still my only offers," said Ross, who also camped at UCF earlier this year. "I'm looking forward to the season to see how things change with that."

With practice scheduled to start for Ross on August 9th, the start of the season is just around the corner and the senior-to-be has a couple goals in mind for his final go-around on the high school level.

"I'd like to have 1,000-yards [receiving]," said Ross, who has clocked a 4.5 forty on a grass surface this summer. "Winning a state championship is the most important though, that is what I want to do the most."

Ross, who fits the mold of what is becoming a taller, quicker and more physical receiving corp at U of L, takes advantage of his size to become an even better receiver.

"My size really helps me on [the high school] level," explained Ross. "I'm able to go up over guys for the catch. I also have pretty good hands and catch anything near me."

Due to Rocky's father Scott originally being from Louisville and because of his job as a UPS pilot, returns to the city frequently, the Cardinals appear to be the team to be beat. However, Ross wants to see things up close before making a final decision.

"I want to take some visits first and see what things are like off the field before I make a choice," Ross said. "I'll call Louisville before practice starts and get that visit scheduled, so I can get that one done early."

NOTE: Louisville has also offered teammate John Russell, a 6'4, 245-pound defensive end.

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