Davon Wells-Ross was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 5 overall recruit in the state of Nebraska for the 2017 recruiting class. 247 Sports ranked him as the No. 8 recruit in the state of Nebraska this year. Wells-Ross was named to the Lincoln Journal Star's Second Team Super State Team for all classifications. The Omaha World-Herald selected him First Team All-State Class A and First Team All-Metro. He helped lead his Omaha North High team to a No. 1 seed entering the 2016 Class A State Playoffs -- the largest classification in Nebraska. Omaha North finished the season with a 12-1 record and advanced to the State Championship Game before falling to Bellevue West. He recorded 65 total tackles and 24 solo tackles and added 11 tackles for loss his senior season. Wells-Ross played for head coach Larry Martin.
Wells-Ross was also recruited by Iowa State, Kansas State and Nebraska.