One doesn’t become the top-ranked player in his state by accident. That is the position Central (Phenix City, Ala.) wide receiver Justyn Ross finds himself in.
His top five list of schools includes heavy hitters like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Florida State.
This catch he made during Friday night’s Class 7A state quarterfinal against Lee (Montgomery) is but one piece of evidence as to why he is one of the country’s most sought after pass catchers.
Yup, that’s a one-handed TD grab, and without the benefit of cradling the ball to his shoulder pad. And as WRBL’s Brendan Robertson says, that was also Ross’ third touchdown of the half in a 42-14 victory. The Red Devils (11-0) move into the 7A semifinals to face McGill-Toolen.
And Ross’ snag was the exclamation point. Let’s see it one more time.
What a catch, indeed.