John Ross, Wide Receiver
Offer sheet: Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA
Ross picked UW's hat at the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl, and in doing so he added to what was already one of the deepest, most talented WR class in the nation for 2013. He had offers from some pretty big hitters, but opted to stay on the West Coast and play where he felt he was at home. Ross come from Jordan High School, which is quickly becoming something of a UW pipeline school, with John Timu, Princeton Fuimaono and Siosifa Tufunga committing in the past, while 2014 4 star WR Rahshead Johnson has already verballed to Steve Sarkisian and his staff.
Ross is a shifty and fast player, who does his damage in space. He compares a lot coming out of high school to Jaydon Mickens, though Ross might be a slightly better prospect. He's a slot type receiver, who'll get chances to work up the seams and get the ball on bubble screens and fly sweeps. He's played runningback in the past as well, so lining him up back there on passing situations or motioning him back for versatility might be options as well. Expect Ross to get a look returning punts and kicks as well, because a player with his combination of speed and elusiveness is perfect in that role.
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