Monday, October 19, 2009

Hey, here at the Big O, we find the hot prospects first

In this case, we’re talking about QB Ross Rushing of Piedmont High in Monroe. Not only is Rushing just a sophomore, but he suffered a broken ankle at the end of last season—after starting ten games at QB as a freshman—and only returned three games ago.

In those three games, Piedmont is 3-0, and just qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2004. In those three games Piedmont has scored 137 points (45.7 average) and Rushing, who is already almost 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds with 4.9-second speed, has thrown for more than 400 yards and six TDs and rushed for more than 100 yards and another score. And he's done that despite wearing a brace on that formerly broken left ankle.

“He’s got a lot of upside,” said Piedmont coach Frank Ambrose this afternoon. “He’s one of those guys who may not practice great—although he’s fine in practice—but when the lights come on, he’s a different player, so confident.

“Also, he’s got a good frame to fill out, and he’s got a cannon for an arm. He can already make all the throws.”

Remember, the name is Ross Rushing. He also started for the varsity basketball team as a freshman and was a jayvee baseball standout.

And we told you about him first.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

yeah yeah yeah heard it all before

Anonymous said...

How did he play varsity basketball with a broken ankle?? That's weird.

Anonymous said...

time line is wrong. broke fibula before first game this year. weight is 178 not 205. other than that correct.

Stan Olson said...

Weight came from the coach, as did other info, but he was thinking off the top of his head. That explains the hoops