The Mississippi State Bulldogs dealt a serious blow to the once-heralded Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver class on Tuesday when 2013 Tyler (Texas) John Tyler wide receiver Fred Ross flipped to the Bulldogs on Tuesday following a discussion with his high school coach.
News had broken earlier in the day that the Oklahoma State program no longer considered Ross committed, which ended up being the writing on the wall for the Pokes.
The recruitment of Ross was handed by MIssissippi State wide receivers coach Tim Brewster, who was known for his recruiting exploits in the state of Texas when he was the recruiting coordinator at Texas. The former Minnesota head coach may not remain in that capacity long if he continues helping the Bulldogs make inroads into the talent-rich state of Texas.
Here's the evaluation of Ross after an impressive viewing at the Fox Sports Southwest 7-on-7 Texas State Championship:
2013 Tyler John Tyler wide receiver Fred Ross -- The Oklahoma State commit feasted on a heavy diet of the unfortunate cornerback lined up against him in the Hebron contest that was won in overtime by the Hawks after a furious comeback. He scored numerous touchdowns, including a leaping catch in the front corner of the endzone over a defender with strong coverage. He was at his best working across the middle on mean-beater routes like slants, when he seemed to always beat his man.
Ross is also effective working over the deep middle on post routes, where he seems to have an uncanny knack of setting up opponents and then getting to his spots on the field, even if the opponent knows what is coming and wants to stop it.
Some kids are just natural receivers and after seeing Ross multiple times in the summer 7-on-7 format, he seems to be one of those guys.
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