Ross is an explosive playmaker for Butte

A player who promises to be one of the more explosive playmakers on the field this fall is Butte WR Rashad Ross (6-0, 170). He put up solid numbers last fall and so far this spring he's been turning up the heat on the track, using his outstanding speed to blow past the competition...

Ross prepped at Vallejo (Ca.) High School and was a non-qualifier, so he decided to head to Butte to continue his football and track career.

"It was the best place for me," Ross told "It was still pretty close to home and I really liked the programs they had in football and track. The coaches here are great and I felt like it was a place I could succeed in both sports."

In track, Ross said he loves to run the 200 and recently posted a 21.37 in the event.

"I love how explosive that race is," Ross said. "I like it that you can sprint the whole way and just go all out the whole way."

On the football field, Ross was a playmaker down the field for the Roadrunners last fall, posting 11 receptions for 246 yards and two touchdowns while working into the rotation outside.

"I'm a down-the-field guy," Ross said. "I've been working on my routes and my hands this spring and I really wanted to get better as a blocker, so that was what I was focused on."

While no offers have come in yet, Ross is getting plenty of attention from schools across the college football landscape.

"He's being recruited by Hawaii, Washington State, Auburn, Iowa State and Utah right now," Butte offensive coordinator and track coach Robby Snelling told "He's a really great athlete and he's been having a great track season for us. I think he could be a player who really can help a team at the next level just because of his speed, but he's been working hard at improving as a receiver, getting better at running routes and doing the little things well too."

Ross has been hard at work in the classroom and has a chance to finish up in December. However, he said he would like to run track and could stay enrolled at Butte until May in order to take part in that sport. Wherever he ends up, Ross will have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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