SHOCKER: No. 19 CB switches verbal to Beavs
DAVID ROSS
DAVID ROSS
BF.C Recruiting Editor
Posted Jan 19, 2007


A COACH AT Dominguez High in Compton, Calif., this week told BF.C there wasn't anything to the 'David Ross to Oregon State' rumors that had been, with greater frequency, circulating this week. Ross was "locked in" to Nebraska according to the coach. But nothing is ever for certain in recruiting, and the Beavs have now reportedly scored a major recruiting get in the form of the lockdown corner.

Ross, the No. 19 rated prep cornerback in the nation on Scout.com, has changed his verbal commitment from Nebraska to Oregon State, according to the Portland Tribune. The four star prospect is a tall defensive back at 6-foot-1 yet has excellent hip turn and cover skills, as evidenced by the more than 20 offers he held at midseason of his senior year.

Oregon, Cal, Washington and Nebraska were among the many who extended scholarship offers to the lockdown corner this recruiting season.

An uber-athlete, Ross played quarterback for the Dons this year and some schools offering him a scholarship also liked him at the wide receiver position, although his future at Oregon State looks to be at cornerback.

The corner spot is one of the few positions where a true freshman can come in and play or start right away, albeit the player in question has to be a special one. Ross (6-1, 185, 4.5) would appear to be one that would fit the bill. And like all good corners, he has that swagger to him.

"I'm very physical and can run with any receiver," Ross told Scout.com earlier this year. "I have good speed and moves. I'm like a Deion Sanders, but more physical. Of course, I still want to get faster. You can never have enough speed."

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