DuckTerritory's "Pick One" series rolls on as we take a look at the Colorado Buffaloes current recruiting class and ask Duck fans, "Who is the one recruit you would love to see Oregon have?"
Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany three-star wide receiver Devin Ross might be a future star in Boulder.
Two seasons after hiring now former head coach Jon Embree, the Colorado Buffaloes are abruptly changing course once again, bringing in former San Jose State headman Mike MacIntyre to hopefully revive a once proud program that has fallen on hard times in recent years. Colorado currently has 13 verbal commits for their 2013 recruiting class; a class that ranks at the bottom of the Pac-12 Conference according to 247Sports, but one that isn't devoid of promising talent. Arguably the top player in Colorado's recruiting class this season is Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep three-star quarterback Sefo Liufau; a 6'4", 220-pound dual-threat talent who may be the most underrated quarterback prospect on the West Coast this cycle. Liufau's combination of athleticism and impressive arm strength and accuracy provide him with all the necessary ingredients to be a future star in Boulder. Other notable Colorado commits are three-star all-purpose running back and local Denver product Phillip Lindsay and Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany three-star wide receiver Devin Ross.
Three-star wide receiver Devin Ross -- 5'10", 175 lbs. -- Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany
Overshadowed by USC verbal commit and fellow Bishop Alemany cohort Steven Mitchell for much of his high school career, Ross is a multi-dimensional talent who excels in open space. Be it as a return man or as a wide receiver deployed from the slot, Ross possesses the kind of versatility and game-breaking ability that has been virtually extinct at Colorado the past few seasons. A skilled defender to boot, Ross could also be an intriguing candidate at cornerback for a Buffs defense that is in similar need of playmaking talent.
At Oregon, Ross' talents would likely be best utilized on offense in the Ducks' TAZR position, which serves as hybrid running back/wide receiver position for players with Ross' caliber of athletic gifts. His is speed is certainly impressive, but more so than that, Ross' ability to be a difference maker from practically any skilled position on the field is what sets him a part from most players in his class. Few players would fit better in the Oregon offense.