June 10, 2009

Illinois RB camping at Iowa

Sometimes prospects fly under the radar and have yet to be discovered. Wheeling High School running back Weston Ross is on his way this summer to have his coming out party when it comes to being recruited by college programs. The talented back from Illinois was at the Nike Camp this past weekend in Champaign and turned a few heads. Now he is headed out to camp at several schools looking for a scholarship offer.

It's appropriate that the 5-foot-11 back is from Wheeling, Illinois because he has a set of wheels. This spring he has been timed in the 40 yard dash at 4.38 and generally runs in the area of 4.4.

"I'm a quick back with speed who can make people miss," he said. "My high school team runs the Wing T offense and last year I wasn't the primary ball carrier, but I should get more carries this fall."

In his junior year, Ross ran for over 700 yards and averaged an impressive 11.2 yards per carry. While he is generating plenty of interest from schools like Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Western Michigan, and Illinois State, he has yet to receive a scholarship offer. That is something he hopes to change in the next month as he hits various one day camps.

"I'm guess I am sort of flying under the radar right now, but I hope to turn a few heads at the upcoming camps and get a scholarship offer."

The camp experience started earlier this month as he attended a camp at Illinois State. This weekend he will be in Iowa City for a one day camp with the Hawkeyes.

"On Saturday I am headed to Iowa's camp. I've been in touch with Coach Erb and he says that they are excited to have me coming to the camp," he said.

It will be a short stay in Iowa City as Ross will then be off to Lane Tech High School for a one day camp with Illinois. The following week he will be camping with Wisconsin for one day and then Ross is off to Western Michigan.

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