St. Mary's LB Josh Ross picks Michigan

The Detroit News
Josh Ross

Josh Ross, a four-star linebacker from Orchard Lake St. Mary's, on Tuesday morning committed to Michigan's 2017 recruiting class.

Ross announced his commitment on WTKA-AM 1050 on The Michigan Insider show with Sam Webb.

Ross (6-2, 225) is the sixth commitment in Michigan's 2017 class.

Ross is the younger brother of James Ross, who was a senior linebacker on Michigan's 2015 team.

“After I sat down with Don Brown I knew it was time,” Josh Ross told The Michigan Insider about the Wolverines' new defensive coordinator. “Just based on what he showed me with that defense, it fits me perfectly.  I just can’t pass the opportunity up.  He really blitzes his linebackers."

Ross was also offered by Michigan State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Baylor, Oklahoma and many other top programs.

Ross was one of only four juniors on The Detroit News Dream Team this past season.

Ross had more than 100 tackles, including 17 for losses, and forced seven fumbles in leading St. Mary's to the Division 3 state championship in 2015.

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