Will Ross Commit at U.S. Army AA Bowl?

On Saturday, the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played in AlamoDome in San Antonio featuring some of the top high school players from around the nation in a contest in which Scout.com is the Official Selection Partner for the game. A number of the players will announce what school they will commit to and Oregon is on the final list of at least one cornerback.

Devin Ross, 5-11, 180, 4.45, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Rancho Cucamonga HS, is a five-star player that is rated No. 2 nationally by Scout.com as a cornerback has narrowed his final choices between Oregon and Arizona. Ross will don either an Oregon or Arizona cap during the NBC broadcast of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.

While transferring to Rancho Cucamonga after his junior season, Ross played on a team that finished 6-5 for the season Ross had 40 tackles, 12 assists for 52 total tackles. He also recorded four interceptions, returned two kicks for 124 yards and a touchdown. On offense Ross rushed 19 times for 199 yards and two touchdowns including one game when he rushed three times gaining 124 yards and the two scores. Ross totaled five pass receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown.

During the recruiting process, Ross made an official visit to Oregon on the weekend the Ducks played USC at Autzen Stadium. He had also made unofficial visits to the Eugene campus in August while Oregon was holding fall camp.

"I just like the people very much at Oregon," Ross told Allen Wallace of Scout.com after his visit to Eugene. "They are very friendly. And I like the town. It's a football town like Nebraska (Lincoln). There are no other teams they support there in that area. Wherever you go, there are signs about the Ducks at all the restaurants, like Wendy's, or wherever. You see so much Oregon stuff everywhere. I also like the team's chemistry."

Ross also visited Nebraska and Arizona, but after visiting Tucson in December, he decided that he will make his final decision known during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl broadcast between Oregon and Arizona. In all, Ross has received 20 scholarship offers from programs around the country.

Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti indicated during Holiday Bowl preparation that he had visited several players that would be appearing in the game at San Antonio.

"I hope we hear from some of those kids and that they chose to become Ducks," remarked Bellotti of the US Army All-American Bowl. "I've talked to several. I've been in the homes of 10 or 12 of those kids that are playing."

Oregon is expected to recruit around 20 players this year and no commitment is binding until a letter of intent is sent to the university. The earliest a National Letter of Intent can be submitted by a prospective student-athlete is February 1, 2006.

Kickoff for the contest is scheduled for noon (Central Time) and will be carried live on NBC.

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