Ross Brothers Looking Forward To Irish Visit

A week from this Saturday, Derrek and Dustin Ross will add to their early visit schedule with a trip to Notre Dame. Irish Eyes spoke with the twin offensive linemen about their interest in the Irish.

When college football coaches make stops at Cincinnati (Ohio) Oak Hills High School they may take a double take. In one corner, they will see a 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive lineman in Dustin Ross, in the other, they will find 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive lineman Derrek Ross. Yes, twin offensive linemen.

While it is early in the process, the Ross brothers have already been receiving early interest from schools like Northwestern, Cincinnati, and several Ivy League schools. Another school of interest is Notre Dame.

"We're going up to the Utah game," said Dennis Ross father of the twins. "We are going to Brown-Yale on Saturday, and have already been to Northwestern. The boys visited Cincinnati this past weekend as well."

For Dustin Ross, Notre Dame would be the ultimate school with his academic background.

"Right now I have a 4.0 GPA and ranked seventh in my class. I got a 27 on the ACT when I was a sophomore, and will retake it again to improve upon my score. Right now I'm looking at being an engineer or study finance."

While he has played basketball in the past, this winter will be one to grow and prepare for football.

"We played basketball last year, but I do not think we'll play this year. I plan to hit the weights and concentrate on football. Basketball was always a slow weight-lifting season and we would lose weight. We do not want to do that now."

As for Derrek, he was a little more into the thought of visiting with the Irish.

"I'm very excited and feel it is going to be a great experience because I have always wanted to see their campus."

Like his brother, Derrek is also getting the work done in the classroom.

"I have a 3.96 GPA and scored a 27 on the ACT when I was a sophomore. I'm looking hard at schools where I can study to be an engineer (civil or aerospace) because that is what I'm interested in."

Derrek and Dustin continued to grow as players this past season. Looking forward, the combination of academics and athletics will find the brothers with several programs looking their way.


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