Going into his junior season at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas, Shane Ros had high expectations.
For the most part, those expectations were met for 4 ½ quarters. Unfortunately Shane tore his ACL in the first quarter of the second game of the year. For the remainder of the season Shane was still a leader on the team while completing some intense and arduous rehabilitation for his knee.
"It was tough, but rehab really went great. I'm 100% right now and I've been cleared for the season. I participated in everything but contact in spring ball. My knee feels strong, and most of all, I know I'll be able to make cuts and plant off of it."
A strong knee is important for a guy who relies on his blazing speed, a 4.48 40-time, to leave defenses and offenses in his wake. Ros is being recruited as an athlete, having played considerable time at quarterback and defensive back.
Currently, he has talked the most with University of Houston, but has not received any official offers. He has also spoken with Northwestern, where he will go visit in July. Ros told PonyStampede.com on Tuesday afternoon, "When I'm looking at schools, location is the biggest factor for me. I also want there to be a good atmosphere, and play in a good conference."
Other than Houston and Northwestern, Ros says SMU and Air Force are also on the radar. "With Coach Jones coming to SMU, that certainly makes it a much more appealing school. I saw what he did with Hawaii, and I believe the SMU program is headed in the right direction."
However, right now, Shane Ros isn't too concerned with recruiting. "Right now I want to concentrate on this upcoming season. I'm doing a lot of 7 on 7 and I want to prove to people I'm back. My team has all the pieces in place to win state, and that's our main focus right now."