Notre Dame recruiting target Ykili Ross selects USC
Standout defensive back Ykili Ross’ decision announcement had a little bit of a twist to it after all.
Heavily expected to select USC over finalists Notre Dame, Oregon and Arizona State, the Riverside, Calif., product did indeed pick the Trojans as his college destination during Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. But during his announcement, Ross said he was going to attend USC “for the next three years.”
Ross went on to say that he hoped to play both ways for the Trojans, as a wide receiver and a safety, with defense being his main side of the ball.
The 6-foot-2, 192-pounder caught 50 passes for 988 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior at Riverside Poly. He added 19 tackles, three interceptions, two pass deflections and one sack in limited time on defense.
Rivals ranks Ross as the No. 3 multi-position athlete in the national 2015 class. 247Sports slates him as the No. 8 cornerback.
The Irish commitment list stands at 22 roughly 4½ weeks until National Signing Day on Feb. 4. The Irish would like to add three more players to the class — ideally another defensive back, another running back and tight end Alize Jones, who is currently committed to UCLA.