Coach weighs in on Terrence Ross' recruiting
Montrose Christian basketball coach Stu Vetter confirmed today that senior shooting guard Terrence Ross withdrew his commitment to Maryland "within the week."
“He has reopened his recruitment,” Vetter said. “He’s going to reopen it for a limited number of schools -- no more than four or five. Maryland is still very strong in the picture. He just felt that he wanted to open it up and make sure he was making an informed decision. And that’s pretty much it.”
Vetter said Ross, a four-star prospect who grew up in Portland, Ore., is not looking at any West Coast schools. There are four programs, in particular, that he’s currently focused on.
“Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Maryland,” Vetter said. “He has limited who he [is considering]. Not anybody can come in and recruit him. Our rule, also, is that there will be no official visits until our season is over. And as far as recruiting during our season, the No. 1 priority is his academic work and the Montrose basketball team.”
Ross committed to Maryland in April, selecting the Terps over Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State, Washington and several others. Vetter said Maryland still has a shot at landing Ross.
“Maryland has done an outstanding job of recruiting him and Terrence is very familiar with Maryland and he likes Maryland a lot,” Vetter said. “They are still very much in the picture.”
Vetter said Ross, who will not be available for interviews during the season, has had a strong start to his senior season. Scout.com recruiting analyst Dave Telep wrote that Ross was ranked "60 slots too low" after his breakout performance at the National Hoops Festival in Upper Marlboro earlier this month.
“He’s doing very well,” Vetter said. “He has improved considerably since last year. I think the primary reason is that he didn’t play AAU this summer and worked on his game. I think he has become one of the top players in the country.”