Ross leaves Tucson with two in mind

Ross leaves Tucson with two in mind

If you are a defensive back there are no better coaches to play for than Mike and Mark Stoops. Whether it is Thorpe Award winners, NFL draft picks or college All-Americans the Stoops brothers have produced multiples of each. From Roy Williams at Oklahoma to Antrel Rolle at Miami, the Stoops brothers are renowned for their ability to coach defensive backs and one of the top DBs in the nation was in Tucson this weekend.

Rancho Cucamonga cornerback Devin Ross was in Tucson for his third visit to the Old Pueblo in the past 7 months. The first two trips were unofficials but this one was his official visit.

"I had a really good time," said the 5-star Ross. "I thought it went good, I had a good time. I was hosted by James Alford and he is a real good guy, he was a good host. I met him one of the times I visited before and we get along well. He showed me a good time and told me about Arizona and the program and everything. We hung out with a lot of the players and all of the other recruits. It was a good time."

Ross is being recruited by Arizona Offensive Coordinator Mike Canales for the Wildcats and he says that Canales and he get along really well.

"Yeah, Coach Canales is a good guy and we have a good relationship," said Ross. "He has been recruiting me and we talk a lot."

While in Tucson, Ross got to meet with both Mike and Mark Stoops again and he came away with the same impression as before.

"They are impressive guys for sure," he said. "Mike Stoops is a real good coach. I talk to him a lot too and we get along really good. I talk to both of the Stoops brothers a lot. They are both really good guys and are both good coaches that I could see myself playing for in the future."

As is customary, Ross had a one on one meeting with the head man and according to Ross, it went as well as it could have gone.

"Oh yeah, he is a good guy and it went really well, like I thought it would," he said. "We talked about the future of the program and where he sees me in the program. He thinks I can come in and help right away and I think I can too."

Ross went on to give his opinion of the future of Arizona Football.

"I think they are definitely gong in the right direction," he said. "Especially when they get all the right guys in here. The coaches know what they want and they know where they want to go so now they just have to keep building. I can definitely see myself playing here."

Ross said that he is not close to making a decision but he did say that he has narrowed his choice to just two schools.

"I am going to announce my decision at the Army All-American game in January," he said. "I am going to choose between Arizona and Oregon. Those are my final two schools. I am not leaning one way or the other yet. I liked both visits and I like both schools. I am neutral right now."

Ross wants to major in Communications in college.

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