A 46th round choice by the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB Amateur Draft last year, Ross instead chose to take his talents to Baton Rouge and the SEC and became the Tigers No. 1 backstop this past spring as a freshman.
In his beginning 37 games, Ross hit .226 with one homer, three doubles, and 12 RBI for a LSU team ranked in the top 25 nationally for most of the season.
At Barron Coulier High School in Florida, Ross was one of the state’s best, earning selection to the Florida High School All-Star Game as a senior. A three-time All-County and All-Area choice, he was also a two-time Sarasota Class All Tournament Team choice. As a senior, he hit .417 with two homers, 13 doubles and 26 RBI. As a junior, he hit .481 with three homers and 23 RBI.
Ross’ father, Matthew, played at Sante Fe Community College and is now coach at St. John Neumann High School in Florida.