UCLA Could Offer Elite Corner

The UCLA staff has been waiting on transcripts from the #2-ranked cornerback in the nation, Devin Ross, from Rancho Cucamonga. Ross visited UCLA practice this week and tells us about his recruitment...

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High cornerback Devin Ross (5-11, 180) didn't get lost in the move from Los Osos High, as the 17 scholarship offers he holds attest.

One school that Ross has yet to receive an offer from, but expects to shortly, is UCLA.

"Coach (Eric) Bieniemy said that when I turn in my transcripts, an offer is on its way," said Ross. "That's cool because I've always liked UCLA."

Ross attended practice at UCLA on Saturday, before moving down to USC for their afternoon practice.

"Both the practices went well. I liked the way UCLA interacts with each other and play as a team," Ross said.

Ross said from his list of 17, he plans to narrow it down to a group of seven. "I'm really wide open. I'm liking everyone. By August 31st, I'll know who my top seven are," Ross said. "I need to get some more research to decide who they'll be."

Some of his offers have come from Tennessee, Michigan, Purdue, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Utah, most of the Pac-10 and Boise State.

Ross was named the #2 ranked cornerback in the nation by Scout.com earlier this summer. And interestingly enough, he was none too pleased.

"Actually, I think I should have been #1. When those post-season rankings come out, you can bet I'll be striving to be #1 on those," Ross said.

The lone camp that Ross went to this summer was one at Mt. SAC. "Track didn't let me go to the Nike Camps or Scout.com Combine. I ran the 100m, 200m and 4x100 to keep my speed up and actually, I'd like to do those in college," Ross said.

Though playing corner, Ross said he'd like to move to free safety if the coaches see fit.

"I could play both, but I think I'll move to safety. I like to dish out hits," Ross said.

During his junior year at Los Osos, Ross rushed for 334 yards on 34 carries and 5 touchdowns on offense, while tallying 44 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and a pass breakup on the defensive side of the ball.

Ross has a 2.5 core GPA. He will take the SAT in October.


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