Name: James Ross
Position: Middle Linebacker
Height & Weight: 6’0” 200 lbs.
High School: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Eaglets (MI)
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On Himself: “I emulate a Ray Lewis on the field. I like how he plays, and I try to imitate everything that he does. It really fits me how he plays.”
Interest (11/15/09): “At this point, I am high on the following schools: Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, USC, and UCLA."
Jon Jennings, UMGoBlog.com: “A great linebacker prospect who has the speed and lateral movement to run sideline to sideline as well as anyone. Ross is very strong at the point of contact and athletic in the open field. For a sophomore to-be-Junior Ross is as good as they get at the position.”
Sean O’Connell, UMGoBlog.com: “Likely the top linebacker in Michigan for 2012 and one of the top in the Midwest, Ross is a complete linebacker. He has a great nose for the ball and packs quite a wallop when he makes contact with the ball carrier. James does a great job of getting off blocks and has the speed to stick with running backs while in coverage. Ross also has the one quality in a defender that can’t be taught; instincts. Michigan has already extended a verbal offer to Ross and he will be a top priority for the 2012 class.”
Allen Trieu, Scout.com: “Everyone in Detroit already knows this kid they call “Biggs.” That is because Ross has been as dominant a PAL player the city has had in recent years. He is already pretty filled out for a kid as young as he is and his footwork in drills was quick and fluid. He has a great chance to start this year for the Eaglets and a good season will really catapult him as far as recruiting goes.”
Sam Webb, Scout.com: “Extremely physical, fast, reminds a lot of Jonas Mouton .. Odds on favorite to be the best in the state for the class of 2012.”
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