Oct 20, 2011

Rossi's headed over the bridge.........

Jacob Rossi

6'8 twin brothers Jacob and Justin Rossi, forwards from Franklin high school, have given their verbal commitment to Northern Kentucky University. After a weekend visit in which the brothers were blown away by the new facilities that the NKU program has built, all part of their process of moving from Division II to Division I (which they could be as early as next season), they were sold that the Norse were the right fit for their family. The proximity to home also was a factor as they referenced their parents being able to see almost all of their games as a deciding factor as well.

Jacob, more of a SF, should play a valuable role on the wing from the get-go at NKU as his versatility for his size makes him a difficult matchup. A very good shooter who can pass, put it on the floor, and is an above average athlete, Jacob has all the tools that Division I college coaches look for.

Justin has the same size and athleticism as his brother but plays more of a down low game, where he really thrives as a turnaround jump shooter off the block. A high motor player, Justin will also have an opportunity to earn playing time for the Norse.

Justin Rossi
NKU won the recruiting battle for the forwards by beating out Division II top programs such as Bellarmine, Lincoln Memorial, and West Liberty; as well as Division I Manhattan and St. Francis (PA).

The Rossi's become the 3rd and 4th Ohio commitments for NKU in the 2012 class as they are joined by Lima Senior SG Tyler White and Chaminade Julienne PF/C John Staley.

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