Ross Crampton, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound, defensive back from Joliet (Ill.) Catholic is poised and looks ready for a big 2002 season after having to sit out his junior year with a knee injury.
Crampton started at linebacker and won a state championsip as a sophomore. It's very rare that you'll see an underclassmen make such an impact at a perennial power like Joliet Catholic Academy.
Ross has looked great in summer workouts. It looks like he took his injury out on the weight room. We look for big things from Ross Crampton in 2002. He has the talent and athleticism to be a difference maker on defense for the Hilltoppers.
"I don't have an offer yet but several schools have been in contact." Crampton said. "Northwestern, Florida, Central Florida, Air Force and Central Michigan called me during May.
"I'm a big Florida fan. I spoke with an assistant coach at Florida (Dwayne Dixon) and we had a pretty good conversation. I used to wear this orange mesh Florida jersey when I was kid. I've always wanted to play football in the South.
"Florida, Arizona State, Tennessee, Northwestern, UCLA and Central Florida are my favorites right now."
Not many college coaches knew about Ross Crampton in May but he could be a prospect that sees his stock soar in the next three months.
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