Riverside (Calif.) Polytechnic athlete Ykili Ross goes in-depth on where he's taking official visits…
Ross In No Rush
Riverside (Calif.) Poly cornerback Ykili Ross (6-2, 190) is up to 23 offers. Texas A&M was the most recent school to offer Ross, coming not long after Oregon also offered. "The Texas A&M offer was cool because it's good to see where my recruitment is going," said Ross. "It's more than just the Pac-12 now. It feels good to get recognized." The Aggies offered Ross as a corner, which is where the majority of schools are leaning, though many said they've offered him as an athlete. Only Arizona State has specifically said receiver to Ross. "I'm getting recruited mostly as an athlete," said Ross. "But it's really more for corner. I love both positions and I'm not even sure which one I would want to play in college. Probably whatever gets me on the field first." When it comes to schools recruiting him the hardest, Ross said a handful of schools have prioritized him. "I'd say UCLA, USC, Texas A&M, Oregon, Washington, Boise State, Oklahoma, Utah and Notre Dame are all recruiting me hard," said Ross. "I feel like everyone is really." Ohio State, Miami and Alabama haven't offered, but they too have shown Ross a good amount of interest. Ross has visited both USC and UCLA and plans to camp with both this summer.""Coach (Keith) Heyward, Coach (Peter) Sirmon and Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian) are all recruiting me and I really like them. I'm going to camp there too and visit them again," said Ross. Ross plans to do the same with UCLA. "Coach (Jim) Mora, Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber), Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and Coach Brick (Jeff Ulbrich), I talk to them all the time. I have a real good relationship with the UCLA coaches. I'll probably take another unofficial there," said Ross. Ross said he plans to camp with Washington at Redlands as well as Arizona State and is hoping to camp at Notre Dame this summer. As for official visits, he knows he'll visit Notre Dame and Oklahoma and likely Texas A&M. UCLA and USC will get unofficial visits in the fall instead of officials. Ross is playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the first player from Riverside Poly every invited to the game. And he could announce his decision in San Antonio come January. "I'm thinking there is a good chance I announce then," said Ross. "There or Signing Day, but I'm really thinking about the Army Bowl." Ross is set to take the SAT this weekend.
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