Analysis: 2017 OLB Josh Ross

The Michigan Insider breaks down 2017 OLB Josh Ross' game from Friday night and more.

Analysis: 2017 LB Josh Ross

Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary’s has produced yet another outstanding prospect in 2017 OLB Josh Ross, who happens to be the younger brother of current Michigan senior LB, James Ross. Like his brother, Ross isn’t AFRAID to get in the middle of the action. He was in on handful of tackles throughout his game on Friday night, despite OLSM losing to Warren (Mich.) De La Salle 31-8.

Ross, who stands at 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, moves well sideline to sideline throughout the game against DLS. He also created a key turnover for OLSM, stripping a DLS receiver from the ball. He plays with great energy, and doesn’t come off the field either. He will need to add some size in college -- however, he has the frame to do it. De La Salle didn’t pass much, so rating his pass coverage skills isn’t worth noting. But form the way he moves, you would think he could be a three down linebacker from his athleticism alone.

Final Thoughts:

Currently, Ross is rated the No. 128th player in the latest Scut.com player rankings, and No. 5 OLB overall -- and his ranking is justified. Whichever school he chooses, he shouldn’t have to sit more than one year before having a chance to see to the field early.

Notable offers:

Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee

Ross give his thoughts on U-M coach Jim Harbaugh and Michigan overall.

“Harbaugh is a different character, and I love it… his intensity,” said Ross. “Also Coach Durkin. He is a great coach. I love their intensity (that they bring to) the game. And how they coach… they coach with great fire and they get the team enthusiastic, and I love that about Michigan.”

Highlights: OLSM vs. De La Salle


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