Alabama got the national semi-final win over Clemson in January, but Clemson got the recruiting prize in the state of Alabama over the Crimson Tide Wednesday afternoon when WR Justyn Ross of Phenix City announced for the Tigers. He also considered Auburn.
“It just felt like family and they made me feel like home,” Ross said after making his announcement on ESPN2. “I like how down to Earth Coach Swinney is and how involved he is with his players. And I want to have a great relationship with my head coach.”
Ross also liked the idea of catching passes from Trevor Lawrence in season’s to come.
“He made a great impact (on the decision) because as a receiver you want to have a great quarterback.”
Last season Ross had 37 catches for 730 yards and 13 touchdowns.
“He’s an unbelievable route runner,” said Central High coach Jamey Dubose. “Some guys play outside, some play inside, he can do both. He can play inside slot and he can play outside. He’s a physical guy with great hands and great leaping ability. And he’s going to get a lot better. He understand routes and body position. He gets that from basketball. Justyn is a gamer. I think when he goes in as a freshman he can contribute. He’s a true football player. ”
By landing Ross, Clemson now has the top ranked player from six different states in its class.
Here’s the video Ross used to make his announcement: