USC recruiting: Defensive back Ykili Ross signs with Trojans

Ykili Ross, Derrick Dillon
U.S. Army All-American West defensive back Ykili Ross, left, celebrates with Derrick Dillon after Dillon scored a touchdown during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 3.
(Eric Gay / Associated Press)

USC has received a letter of intent from Ykili Ross, the school announced.

Player: Ykili Ross

Position: Defensive back

Height: 6 feet 2


Weight: 190

High School: Riverside Poly

Verbally committed: Jan. 3, 2015

Schools considered: Notre Dame, Oregon and Arizona State


Notes: Army All-American … said during commitment he would play at USC for “the next three years.”

Ross on why he chose USC:

“I wanted to stay home and help bring the Trojans back to the top. It’s been my dad’s favorite college since birth, so it will be great for him to come see me in the Coliseum.”

Ross on signing:

“It feels great that it is over and I can just focus on what I need to do to be ready for my freshman year. It felt like a lifetime for this day to come. I am living out my dreams, so it will be very exciting.”

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