WR Justyn Ross of Phenix City, AL has his final face to face meeting with coaches Friday afternoon with the folks from nearby Auburn. Clemson had its in home visit earlier this week and Alabama was in last week. He will choose one of those three and announce at 1:15 PM on Signing Day on ESPN2.
“They are shutting it down and keeping to themselves,” said Central High coach Jamey Dubose. “I know they feel comfortable with all three and it’s going to be a difficult decision.”
Earlier this week Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Jeff Scott and Todd Bates made their final pitch to Ross. Dubose said the Tigers have done all they can to win over his star receiver.
“They’ve done an outstanding job,” he said. “They came by the school and then did an in home. Everything went well. He feels really comfortable with them. Justyn enjoys spending time with them. They’ve done as good a job as I’ve seen in my 25 years of coaching. They’ve done an outstanding job with him. He’s been high on them throughout.”
That’s all well and good, but when it comes to an outsider pulling a gem from Alabama away from the Crimson Tide and Auburn, Dubose acknowledged it doesn’t happen often.
“We do have two great programs in state but everybody is different,” he said. “Jameis Winston was one of the last to leave the state. It comes down to a family decision and where they feel comfortable.”
Ross made his official visit to Clemson back in November. He visited Auburn and Alabama last month.