Clemson the favorite for mom of 5-star Ross

Clemson the favorite for mom of 5-star Ross

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Clemson the favorite for mom of 5-star Ross

Clemson priority target Justyn Ross is just about a month away from making his decision. The Phenix City (Ala.) five-star wide receiver will announce his college choice on National Signing Day on Feb. 7.

Ross has a top three of Alabama, Auburn and Clemson but has not publicly named a favorite. His mother, though, likes one school the most right now.

“My mom, she likes Clemson a lot,” Ross said.

“She likes all the schools, but at the end of the day I can only pick one.”

The house is a bit divided for now. Ross said his grandmother hopes he stays close to home.

“Grandma wants me anywhere in the state of Alabama,” he said.

Ross officially visited Clemson the weekend of The Citadel game in November. He is scheduled for official visits to Alabama on Jan. 19 and Auburn on Jan. 26.

Meanwhile, another school has somewhat re-entered the picture for Ross. Ross said he has been hearing regularly from Florida since Dan Mullen took over as the Gators’ coach in late November, and it’s a “possibility” they could get a visit as well.

“I was talking to coach (Billy) Gonzales and coach Mullen a little bit when they were at Mississippi State, so I’ve had a relationship with them before,” Ross said.

In addition to his Clemson official visit, Ross made an unofficial visit to Clemson for its victory over Auburn in September.

Ross feels it is the best visit he has been on to date.

“The first game I went up there, it was the best environment I’ve ever been in in a game,” he said. “They have a nice environment up there.”

Ross said Clemson’s production of NFL talent at the receiver position is an important factor when he considers the Tigers.

“It affects me a lot because as a player period, you’re going to want to go to the league,” Ross said. “Coach (Jeff) Scott develops receivers to go to the league, so it helps with it a lot.”

Ross is a unanimous top-100 prospect nationally according to the major recruiting services.

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