Ross to Take UNC Official

O.J. Ross was scheduled to unofficially visit North Carolina on Wednesday. However, a scheduling conflict has forced him to postpone the trip.

"I'm definitely going to visit [UNC] – maybe towards the end of the season," Ross said. "It would be one of my official visits."

Ross, a 5-foot-10, 176-pound wide receiver from Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland, has also granted South Carolina an official visit. He's also considering taking official trips to Purdue and West Virginia.

Ross plans to take most, if not all, of his official visits during the season. The only game he's eyeing thus far is Purdue's bout with Notre Dame.

In addition to the four aforementioned schools, Ross favors Kentucky, Rutgers, and Texas Tech.

"I'm likely to get immediate playing time [at all seven schools]," Ross said.

Ross has yet to visit any of his seven favorite schools. The only school he has visited is Florida, his childhood favorite.

Troy Douglas began recruiting Ross for UNC late in the spring. Douglas verbally offered Ross approximately a month ago.

"He said they liked my speed," Ross said. "They call me a ‘Percy Harvin' type of player, and they need a player like that."

UNC has yet to send out the official scholarship paper, as the Tar Heels are awaiting Ross' transcripts.

Nearly 20 schools have extended Ross a scholarship offer, including Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, and West Virginia.

Ross says he and Douglas speak every other week just to "check up" on each other.

"We're just seeing how each other are doing and how we're preparing for the season," Ross said.

Douglas is among the reasons Ross is favoring UNC.

"I like the offense and the coaches seem really cool," Ross said.

Prior to junior season, Ross transferred from Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze. He immediately became a starter and Mainland's top offensive weapon, catching 34 passes for 693 yards and ten touchdowns. Ross also motioned into the backfield and received the snap from the "Wildcat" formation, where he accumulated 55 yards and a score on five carries.

At the Scout.com Combine held in Orlando, Ross clocked a 4.36-second 40-yard dash.

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