Ross was culled by the Hawks at the end of the 2020 season after failing to break into the senior side across three years at Waverley.
The 22-year-old ventured to VFL outfit Sandringham for last season, where he was limited to three matches as the league battled with the COVID pandemic.
A member of the 2018 Box Hill premiership side, Ross is now set to link up with the Knoxville-based college after plying his trade with Prokick Australia.
Taking to Twitter to announce his new venture, Ross expressed his excitement to head abroad.
“I am honoured to announce that I have committed to study and play football at The University of Tennessee on full scholarship,” Ross wrote.
I am honoured to announce that I have committed to study and play football at The University of Tennessee on full scholarship.
— Jackson Ross (@_JacksonRoss) June 10, 2022
Tennessee are placed in the top college division in the United States, placing Ross well within the frame of NFL scouts should he succeed at Neyland Stadium.