Ross the Runner

Just moments after Alex Ross broke the news to Sooners Illustrated that he committed to the Sooners he called us back for an interview. Check inside for more on what the talented RUNNING BACK prospect had to say.

Wanting to win can play a major role for recruits on where they decide to play their college ball. For Ross and his Trojan teammates it's more like a year in and year out kind of repetition. So when Alex Ross decided to call Coach Gundy Tuesday night and inform him that he was committing it was like he was choosing to play for a ‘bigger version of Jenks.'

"They were the best fit for me," Ross said. "They win championships. They have great coaches. They strive for greatness. It's kind of like just a bigger version of Jenks if you think about it."

Ross, who also had an offer from Texas A&M and was receiving interest from Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oregon, Nebraska and Kansas was recently in Norman attending the Sooners second junior day once again in consecutive months. Ross explained that he kind of knew what he wanted to do even before attending the second time.

"I kind of had an idea about it before that.," Ross said about wanting to commit to Oklahoma. "It was kind of they made it more plain that day so yea I was pretty excited."

For those in the Sooner nation wondering just where the 6-foot-1 and 205-pound Ross will be playing while donning the Crimson and Cream, the time for wonder is over.

"Running back," Ross replied ending all curiosity surrounding his recruitment by the Sooners.

Oklahoma running back coach Gundy was who received the call from Ross and was excited to hear the news.

"He was excited," Ross said. " He was excited just like I was."

Ross talked a little bit about his thoughts on his future position coach.

"Coach Gundy is awesome. He is a great coach and I really like him."

The chance to follow in the foot-steps of guys like Adrian Peterson, DeMarco Murray, Quentin Griffin and Demond Parker is an honor to Ross.

"It's an honor, an honor to go up there to play to win a championship or play against someone as great as them. I'm excited."

Becoming a Sooner is exactly what Ross has been waiting for.

"I'm so glad to be a Sooner," Ross stated. "This is what I have been waiting for and this is what my dream is, to play for the Sooners. So I'm proud to be a Sooner."

Next season Ross has plans to revenge this past seasons loss in the state championship game to long time rival Union by getting back there and taking care of business this time around.

"I plan to get us back to that state championship game and win the state championship. And just make it known that Jenks is the best you know."

-Greg Powers-

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