This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on the Maryland Terrapins football recruiting class of 2013. In chronological order of their commitments, I will be providing statistical information, quotes from scouts and reporters, and a look at their future with the Maryland football program.
Commitment Date: January 23, 2012
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
High School: Charter School of Wilmington
Weight: 180 lbs.
ESPN Rank: #86 CB, 3-star
Scout.com Rank: #73 CB, 3-star
Rivals Rank: N/A CB, 3-star
40-time: 4.39 secs. (Scout.com); 4.43 secs. (Rivals)
Other Offers: Boston College, West Virginia.
Described as a zone coverage CB with good instincts by ESPN, Jarrett Ross was the first recruit to commit to Maryland just under a year ago. Ross was ranked as the #2 recruit out of the state of Delaware by ESPN, and is the younger brother of Terps RB Brandon Ross. He is extremely enthusiastic about joining his brother and playing for Maryland.
Matt Bracken of the Baltimore Sun spoke to his high school coach Tyran Rice, and Rice told him that the Ross brothers have a very strong work ethic. He has very good ball skills, and can catch like a wide receiver. He can run really fast, but can change directions just as well. Ross played wide receiver and cornerback in high school, but cornerback is his natural position.
From all of the reports, Ross seems to be a very underrated recruit, and he committed to Maryland very early in the process. Ross should be able to help the Terps in 2014, when two of their top 3 CBs (Dexter McDougle, Isaac Goins) will have graduated. Look for Makinton Dorleant, Alvin Hill, DeAndre Lane, and Jarrett Ross to all compete for the #2 CB job behind Jeremiah Johnson in 2014.