Josh Ross Commits To Michigan Wolverines

    Four-star linebacker Josh Ross committed to Michigan, giving the Wolverines another addition to their 2017 class.

    March 22, 2016


    Four-star linebacker Josh Ross committed to Michigan, giving the Wolverines another addition to their 2017 class.


    You probably thought you achieved your daily dose of Jim Harbaugh when he landed a commitment from Antwuan Johnson, a 2018 linebacker from Springfield, Ohio — 45 miles from Ohio State.

    But the Wolverines are keeping the ball rolling with an addition to their 2017 class, too. Four-star linebacker Josh Ross committed to Michigan on Tuesday morning.

    Ross, who’s from Orchard Lake, Mich., tweeted a message with his decision.

    Of course, Harbaugh had some help in securing the verbal commitment. Ross’ older brother, James, played linebacker for the Wolverines from 2012 to 2015 and is hoping to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    With Ross, the No. 10 inside linebacker and No. 228 overall prospect, joining the party, Michigan now has six commits in its 2017 class.

    At 6-foot-2, 225 lbs he is already built like a collegiate linebacker.

    He’s an instinctive, decisive player with a natural feel for playing inside linebacker. Ross shoots through gaps and chips off blockers to attack ball carriers in the backfield. He needs to work on his footwork and technique when in zone coverage, but he reads quarterbacks’ eyes well and does a great job of making plays on the ball.

    Only five of the 13 linebackers on Michigan’s roster are upperclassmen, so Ross will have to fight for playing time if he stays true to his commitment and ends up in Ann Arbor, Mich. However, there’s no question he has the talent to find early playing time on Harbaugh’s team.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

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