BEAVERTON, Ore. – Savoring the moment, Michigan 2017 linebacker commit Josh Ross is out at Nike’s The Opening utilizing his opportunity to compete with the best.
“It’s been so much fun out here experiencing everything, seeing all the top guys in the nation,” Ross said. “This is one of the only camps you around the top guys and some guys who are on your same level. Seeing all the guys, even recruiting people for Michigan’s class it’s fun, and I’m having fun out here.”
Ross, who is playing for team Hypercoool this week, is teamed up with the five other U-M commits on Nike’s campus, and his team has already been nicknamed the “Michigan team” for all the future Wolverines as well as top prospects considering U-M on its roster.
But one player in particular, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic 2017 LB Drew Singleton, has become Ross’ top priority to recruit to Michigan, says Ross.
“They kid of set it up for me,” Ross said. “But Drew Singleton, he’s my roommate. I’ve been with him throughout the whole camp. When I recruit I really don’t nag them, I talk to them, I tell them how it is. I mean a person is going to chose where he wants to go. He’s a good guy, a cool dude and I hope he can come to Michigan.”
That being said, what’s Ross’ overall vibe on Singleton becoming a Wolverine? Well, he admits, he likes U-M’s chances.
“He’s loving Michigan,” Ross said of Singleton. “He’s loving Michigan, I think he can come. Honestly I don’t know, but it’s a real good chance.”
And Ross hasn’t stopped recruiting for Michigan there. In fact, he’s also put in the good word with four-star wide receiver Nico Collins on team Hypercool as well.
“I’ve talked to Nico (Collins) a little bit, not as much,” Ross said. “Definitely not as much as Drew. But I did see him up at Michigan a couple months ago, and he was looking happy and had the Michigan hat, so it looks like he’s going to come. But we’ll see, on the offensive side it’s a little bit harder for me to go out of my way to recruit somebody.”