Joshua Ross is such a priority for the Michigan coaching staff the 2017 Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary’s linebacker didn’t even have to be told he had a scholarship from the Wolverines.
That news was just assumed and Ross recently made a trip to Ann Arbor to further familiarize himself with the program.
“They still have me offered,” Ross said. “But I had a great time with the coaches and spent a lot of time with Coach (D.J.) Durkin. He watched my film the other day and liked me a lot.”
“He’s a real cool, laid back guy,” Ross added. “He’s young so I can relate to him and he seems a great guy.”
Standing 6-foot-1, 220-pounds Ross is up to five scholarship offers at this time. Having spoken with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on multiple occasions now, Ross again had a chance to connect with the former Wolverines’ quarterback.
“I talked to him for a few minutes on the visit and he just seems like a real great guy,” Ross said. “He’s very outgoing and very football driven.”
And that football drive is apparently already trickling down to the current team, a group of Wolverines fresh off a 5-7 season.
Fortunate enough to have a brother on the team in senior linebacker James Ross, the younger Ross says things are different inside Schembechler Hall.
“When I talk to my brother he says it’s just a whole different atmosphere with the new staff,” Ross said. “It’s more professional and it’s a different feel and he likes it better.”
The new staff is also making an impression on Ross.
“It definitely does (help),” he said. “I want to go to the school that’s going to give me the best coaching possible.”
Ross will be back in Ann Arbor today to take in Michigan’s spring practice.