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#22Bullies Bulls Add D2 All-American Jonathan Ross

Nothing like a D2 All-American to add to the defensive line...


#22Bullies USF Football Recruiting Class of 2022 Logo by Matthew Manuri

Roster construction never stops as we are getting closer and closer to the season opener against BYU. With more changes on the way as spring camp wraps up after April 9th, expect to see more changes like this one in the coming future. In the meantime, help us welcome DE Jonathan Ross to the Bulls!

DE Jonathan Ross (Bowie State)

Committed to the Bulls on March 31st, Ross represents one of MANY defensive lineman added to the 2022 roster as the coaching staff looks to rehaul a group that lost a handful of seniors after the 2021 season. Ross was a standout player at the Division 2 level and was arguably one of the best players in the country on both sides of the ball last season. Named as an All-American in 2021, Ross put up eye-popping numbers at the DE position totaling 81 tackles, 29 tackles for a loss, and 10 sacks. Coming out of Bowie State, Ross reported offers from Akron, Hawaii, Miami (OH) and North Texas, among a handful of FCS programs as well. Ross will join the Bulls with at least two years of eligibility left with the option to play three because of the COVID year in 2020.

Mike’s Take:

When you look at a player like Jonathan Ross who absolutely dominated at the D2 level, my mind immediately takes me to guys that have seen success in the NFL at the D2-D3 level. There will always be a learning curve when you make the jump to a higher level of competition, but just as you see true freshmen at the collegiate level come in from high school and be a factor at the Division 1 level right away, I would make the case that Ross will enter this defensive end group ready to see the field in 2022. Keep your eyes peeled for Jonathan Ross this season, he is going to surprise some folks…

Welcome to the Bulls Jonathan!

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