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#TNSF USF Class of 2021 Chronicle: LB CJ Ross

One of the earliest commits to the 2021 class, learn more about the newest LB down below!

#TNSF 2020 The New South Florida Bulls Football LogoWelcome to our series chronicling the #TNSF (The New South Florida) USF recruiting class of 2021. The series will breakdown every single recruit and transfer that signed on the dotted line to officially become a part of Head Coach Jeff Scott’s second recruiting class. Help us welcome LB CJ Ross to the Bulls!

LB CJ Ross – Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL)

Committed to the Bulls since February 1st, Ross represents one of two linebacker recruits that were brought into the 2021 class. Ranked as the 107th best outside linebacker in the country, Ross has received offers from programs such as Wake Forest, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Liberty, and Western Kentucky to name a few.

Run the Tape:

Enforcer at the linebacker position. More than comfortable tackling in space and/or sticking a back on inside run plays. Reads the quarterback’s eyes in coverage, doesn’t seem to get lost in zone. Sideline to sideline defender that makes plays all across the field. Versatile at the position that can give a defensive coordinator the option to keep him inside (ILB) or outside (OLB).

Mike’s Take:

You want a tone setter on defense? Look no further than CJ Ross out of Jacksonville who made offenses pay for coming his way in high school. I highlighted this position before the 2021 class really got underway as a group that could absolutely use more depth to it and with the additions of Ross and Davon Hicks, you’re looking at the future at the linebacker position for years to come.

USF Football Recruiting Class of 2021
Name Pos. School 247 Rivals
1 Gunnar Greenwald TE Satellite Senior (Satellite Beach, FL) 0.8559 5.6
2 K’wan Powell RB Vernon (Vernon, FL) 0.8547 5.6
3 Jordan Blackmon S Eau Gallie (Melbourne, FL) 0.8526 5.6
4 Gabe Nealy S Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL) 0.8485 5.5
5 Jimmy Horn Jr. WR Seminole (Sanford, FL) 0.8466 5.5
6 Jaelen Stokes CB Auburndale (Auburndale, FL) 0.8453 5.4
7 Timmy McClain QB Seminole (Sanford, FL) 0.8430 5.6
8 Davon Hicks ILB Vero Beach (Vero Beach, FL) 0.8410 5.5
9 Desmond Mamudi DT Carrollwood Day (Tampa, FL) 0.8364 5.5
10 Nickolas Tshivuadi WR Clearwater Academy International (Clearwater, FL) 0.8347 5.5
11 Cardrece Mobley WR Clearwater (Clearwater, FL) 0.8336 5.4
12 Jalen Herring ATH Lawton Chiles (Tallahassee, FL) 0.8335 5.5
13 Dequan Stanley ATH St. Augustine (St. Augustine, FL) 0.8329 5.3
14 CJ Ross OLB Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL) 0.8322 5.5
15 Keeon Terrell SDE Ft. Myers (Fort Myers, FL) 0.8302 5.4
16 Jacquez Williams DT Jenkins (Savannah, GA) 0.8302 5.4
17 Jhalin Hobbs DT Lennard (Ruskin, FL) 0.8281 5.4
18 Cole Best OG Trinity Preparatory School (Winter Park, FL) 0.8248 5.4
19 Drew Cornelius OG Heard County (Franklin, GA) 0.8235 5.4
20 Andrew Kilfoyl OT Clearwater (Clearwater, FL) 0.8227 5.4
21 Andrew Stokes P ProKick Australia (Australia, AUS) 0.7791 5.3
22 Jarren Williams QB Garden City C.C. (Garden City, KS) N/A N/A

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