Fred Ross Interview

Fred Ross – Wide Receiver – Senior – Mississippi State

Alex Khvatov:  Tell me about your first day of practice at the Senior Bowl.
Fred Ross:  It was everything I expected it to be and more.  It was tough.  There are a lot of great athletes out here.  The level of competition is very high.  I am blessed to be here.  We have the finest athletes in the world here. 
Alex Khvatov:  What have you learned from the NFL coaches after the first day of practice here?    
Fred Ross:  Go hard and finish.  They talk about it a lot.  Finishing blocks and finishing your route.  Finishing fast and strong.          
Alex Khvatov:  What do you want to show NFL teams this week?
Fred Ross:  I just want to prove that I am consistent.  I had a lot of drops this year.  I just want to show scouts that I can catch the ball.  I want to show that I have great hands.  I want to show that I am someone they can depend on.
Alex Khvatov:  How did you wind up at Mississippi State?
Fred Ross:  My cousin was an assistant basketball coach at the school.  She asked me to take a visit.  I met Dak Prescott.  We have been cool ever since.  That is how I got there. 
Alex Khvatov:  How proud are you of Dak Prescott and what he was able to accomplish during his rookie season? 
Fred Ross:  I am proud of him.  I am not shocked that he is having success.  Even though I know that he shocked a lot of people this year.  He has worked hard for everything.             
Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your career up to this point? 
Fred Ross:  The one-handed catch against Arkansas.  I broke a lot of school records that same year.  You go to college, so you can break records.  You want other guys to look up to you.  I am blessed.    
Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths on the field?
Fred Ross:  My craftiness running routes and getting open.  I feel like I have great hands.   
Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game are you trying to improve upon?
Fred Ross:  Finishing catches.  I want to be the guy who climbs over two defenders and makes the catch.
Alex Khvatov:  Who is the best CB that you have faced during your career?
Fred Ross:  Tre’Davious White from LSU.  That dude is fast.  You have to have a plan B and C against him.  He can cut off your plan A and plan B.  He is a great competitor.  He brings it on every play.  It is great to against him.  It is great to see him here at the Senior Bowl.           

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