Fall Camp Day Two: John Ross meets the press

Washington junior receiver John Ross III spoke Tuesday afternoon to the press after the Huskies' second day of fall camp, held Monday at the east field next to Husky Stadium.

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On bulking up - “Everything. I got bigger. Since last season I probably gained about 25, lost five. I’m around 190. Sophomore year playing around 178.”

Keeping in touch with old teammates on Twitter - “Yeah. We’re always laughing, joking and stuff. I always keep in touch with those guys because I feel like when you come here it’s a brotherhood. We feel like brothers for life, so we always talk.”

How tough was it to sit out last year? - “I think it would be frustrating for anybody. You go from playing football all your life to watching. It was very hard, but I didn’t hang my head. I wanted to be here for my brothers when they needed me. It was hard but I got over it and I’m glad. I’m actually glad it happened.”

On working on route-running - “I’m still working on it. I still don’t feel good enough or where I should be. Every day that’s what I work on. I know I’m fast, but it seems like that’s the only attribute I have right now. And that’s not going to cut it: not here, not anywhere. So I want to work on becoming a route runner and a better receiver."

Going up against that secondary every day, what makes them special? - “Just how competitive they are. Their energy, it just makes me feel like I have nothing else to worry about - no disrespect to any other DB’s in the country - but I feel like with the guys we have, we already have the best. This DB group, a bunch of young guys - Kevin is a senior - but they look better and better every day. So it’s nice to go up against them every day.”

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