PHENIX CITY — Two of Justyn Ross’ top five schools play each other Saturday in Atlanta.
He plans to be inside the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium watching top-ranked Alabama and No. 3 Florida State go at each other in Atlanta.
The 5-star recruit out of Central-Phenix City won’t be there just for the atmosphere, though. Ross plans to observe a couple of things that may help him decide where he’ll attend college.
“I’m just looking for a team that open up their passing game,” Ross said. “Smart offensive coordinator. Smart quarterback and just a good team.”
In breaking down his top five, the 6-foot-4, 197-pound Ross spoke highly of the Crimson Tide and Seminoles.
“Alabama, they’re a winning team,” Ross said. “They don’t put as many receivers in the league (NFL), but with their new offensive coordinator (Brian Daboll), I think that they’re going to open up the passing game a little bit more.”
As for Florida State, Ross loved “the vibe” during his first trip there.
“They throw the ball a lot, too,” Ross said. “That’s why they’re one of my options.”
Auburn, Clemson and Florida are also in Ross’ top five. Ross said he didn’t grow up having a dream school. That’s making it tougher for him to choose a program.
He isn’t in a rush to commit. Ross said he’ll probably skip past the early signing period in December and wait until National Signing Day in February to decide.
“So that I know it’s the right school,” Ross said. “So that I have enough time to focus on one school.”
On Saturday, he’ll be focused on two schools in Atlanta — Alabama and Florida State.