June 14, 2010

Running back plans official visit to Army

The consistent theme with that Army fans are coming to expect from the Black Knights' staff when it comes to recruiting, especially at the skilled positions, would be athleticism and speed.

One state that is not known for being deep in talent would be Delaware. But the Army coaching staff continues to work hard across the country to tap into talent that offers the combination (athletic & speed) that head coach Rich Ellerson likes in his players.

As such, running back coach and recruiting coordinator Tucker Waugh did not hesitate to extend an offered in May to speedy running back Brandon Ross out of Wilmington (Del.) Charter School of Wilmington.

It is one thing to have a prospects' speed only qualified by his forty time at various camps and combines. However, what often confirms a player's speed is what he may display during sanctioned track venues, especially state championship meets.


Well there is no doubt that Ross' speed is legit.

In the Delaware State Meet of Champs on May 19th, the 5-foot-11, 195 pound running back walked away or should I say ran away with the state title in the 200M with a hot time of 21.45 and finished second in the 100M with a time of 10.98. Ross also participates in the long jump.

When asked about his offer from Army, Ross was quick to point out both his excitement and interest. "Coach Waugh called me after school to offer me, but he had been to my school before that," shares Ross, rushed for just over 1,000-yards and 12 touchdowns in nine games in 2009, while earning first team all-conference and academic all-state honors.

"After I got the phone call then he came two weeks later to talk to me more about Army football and West Point.

I'm very excited about the offer from Army and West Point. I'm definitely considering it … who wouldn't. It is one of the top academic institutions in the nation. This summer I plan on taking an official visit to Army."

Ross has already attended the one day camp at Temple and stated that he will be attending one day camps at Maryland, Wake Forest and Boston College,

Once the dust has settles, Ross will be looking to assess what college best fits him. "I'm looking for a place where I can see myself fitting in both academically and athletically," concludes Ross.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Ross' recruiting throughout the summer and into his senior year.

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