WR Justyn Ross of Phenix City, AL is one of the last remaining targets for Clemson in the 2018 class. The Tigers will have to beat out Alabama and Auburn to land him. The in-state teams get the final two official visits so the task ahead for Clemson isn’t an easy one.
Clemson recruiters Jeff Scott and Todd Bates met with Ross last week. He did his best to focus despite being sick.
“It was straight, just like any other visit. I was sick so they didn’t stay long. We didn’t get that much done,” Ross said. “They were about how I can come and compete for a position knowing that Deon Cain just left for the draft. That’s the position he’s going to put me at so they were telling me about that. It sounds good good to me.”
But does it sound good enough to pull him away from the locals?
“I still would like to play for my state, but I don’t know for sure,” Ross said. “It’s really a tie down the stretch right now between Alabama, Auburn and Clemson.”
Alabama is going thru another change at offensive coordinator promoting Mike Locksley from an analysts role. Ross said he and Locksley talked three days ago.
“He said I can be the big receiver they don’t have,” he said. “All they have really is a whole bunch of slots and I can be the outside receiver that they don’t have right now.”
Ross will visit Alabama this weekend and Auburn the following weekend. He said he probably won’t make another visit to Clemson. He made his official with the Tigers in November.
Ross said he’ll announce on National Signing Day on ESPN at his school via a video. He said the decision will simply come down to a level of comfort.
“It’s going to be hard,” Ross said.