Ross Strong in Commitment to Terps

2011 Maryland commitment Brandon Ross is firm on his commitment to the Terps.

In June, Charter School of Wilmington (Del.) running back Brandon Ross gave a verbal pledge to play football for Maryland for the next four years.

His visit to Maryland for the Terps-Morgan State game only helped to strengthen that commitment.

“It was a great experience,” said Ross of Maryland’s 62-3 drubbing of the Bears. “First of all for the game itself, any time when my team’s winning a blowout is a great game to watch.”

The game day atmosphere also impressed the six feet tall, 200-pound running back.

“It was a great atmosphere,” he said. “The stadium was packed. Had a lot of hyper, up-tempo fans. It just seemed like a loud, vibrant, fun kind of place to be for a football game.”

Ross attended the game with his family and a friend from his high school team. The Terps’ commit said that the visit helped strengthen Maryland’s position with his parents as well.

“They love it,” said Ross. “They loved the game, they love the program, and they feel really comfortable about me attending Maryland next fall.”

Ross extended his evening by meeting some of the Terps’ coaching staff after the game.

“After the game, I met up with Coach [John] Donovan and Coach [James] Franklin, the running backs coach and the recruiting coordinator,” said Ross. “They were just asking how school was going and how my team was looking this year and how I was doing and they asked me my stats.”

Ross had started the day of the Morgan State game by helping to lead the Charter School of Wilmington to a win in its season opener. The school has since won its second game to start the season 2-0.

Ross has also gotten off to a fast start individually.

“I feel I’m having a pretty good season so far,” said the two-star prospect. “Over two games I have over 200 yards rushing and then I have a couple touchdowns. It’s all thanks to the help of my O-lineman and my teammates around me.”

While Ross and his teammates have started off on the right foot, the running back says he likes the way the Terps have come out of the gate this season.

“They played excellent in those first two games. The Navy game they had a couple of goal line stands and won a close game 17-14. They blew out Morgan State, and they had a good comeback in the game against West Virginia,” Ross said. “I heard they got down early, but fought back, and that’s what teams of great character and attitude do.”

Ross said he would like to get back on campus for a visit following the season. He added that he would not be visiting any other schools.

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