According to his high school coach, Missouri has offered 2014 safety prospect Tavon Ross 6’1” 200 Cochran (GA) Bleckley County. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Bleckley County Head Coach Tracy White, who talked about Ross and his recruitment.
“(Tavon Ross) is a phenomenal high school quarterback,” explained Coach White. “He hadn’t played a whole lot of defense until last year, which was my first year as head coach. He really didn’t play safety. He played a lot more at a linebacker spot than he did at safety, but he’s got that big body, and that speed. I think he’ll make a great safety……………………………………………….. (Missouri Assistant Coach Alex) Grinch told me that they’re recruiting him as a safety, and that they want him as a safety.”
Coach White went on to report that Ross has repeatedly been time in the low 4.5s in the forty-yard dash.
“It was four-five-something every time,” explained Coach White, who said that Ross’s best forty time is 4.51 seconds. “He’s a special athlete!”
“(Ross) is a quiet kid,” explained Coach White. “I mean, he’s excited (about his Missouri offer). He’s just one of those who’s never ventured out very far and seen other places. But he understands what Missouri is, and the facilities, and the conference. (The conference) obviously, has a lot to do with it.”
Ross currently holds offers from Georgia Southern, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, and Western Kentucky, among others, including Missouri. He’s receiving interest from Auburn, Georgia, and Mississippi State, among others.
Coach White said that Ross does not yet have a date set for a Missouri visit, although he said that he’s “sure” that Missouri will be one of the schools that Ross will visit.