A week ago, ShowMeMizzou.com reported that Missouri had offered 2014 safety prospect Tavon Ross 6’1” 196 Cochran (GA) Bleckley County. At that time, Bleckley County Head Coach Tracy White told ShowMeMizzou.com that Ross is “a phenomenal high school quarterback, and that Ross had played linebacker, as well, and is going to add playing safety to his resume this season.
On Monday evening, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Ross, who confirmed that he had committed to Missouri earlier in the evening.
“Coach Grinch told me that Missouri only had a few spots left,” explained Ross. “And so, I felt like I liked the school, and I felt like it was a place that fits for me. So, I was like, I’m ready to commit.”
Ross chose Missouri over offers from Charlotte, Georgia Southern, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, and Western Kentucky. He’s also been receiving interest from Auburn, Georgia, and Mississippi State, among others.
“It’s a good school,” explained Ross talking about his decision to play football at Missouri. “I researched Missouri. They’ve got really good academics.”
Coach White had reported that Ross has repeatedly been time in the low 4.5s in the forty-yard dash. His best forty-time was 4.51 seconds.
“It was four-five-something every time,” explained Coach White. “He’s a special athlete!”
Ross said that Coach Grinch was excited to learn of his commitment to Missouri.
“Coach Grinch said that they’re happy to have me,” explained Ross. “He said that I’ll look good in black and gold.”
Ross does not yet have a date set for a Missouri visit, although he’s planning to visit the Tigers sometime this fall.