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S Anderson Russell (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/photos/highschool/2004/super11/dekalb/image11.html

    http://ohiostate.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=24792

    http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&yr=2005&nid=1162513

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    Running back
    Atlanta (GA)
    Marist

    Height: 6-foot-0
    Weight: 194 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.59 seconds
    Bench max: 275 pounds
    Bench reps: 18
    Squat max: 420 pounds
    Vertical leap: 32 inches
    Shuttle time: 4.53 seconds
    GPA: 3.1
    SAT: 1130

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    http://www.ajc.com/highschool/content/sports/highschool/0804/19dekasuper.html

     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2004
  2. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Marist is a pretty strong program in football and basketball for a relatively small private school.
     
  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  4. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

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    Russell's team is off to a 4-1 start. Ohio State is one of the schools Anderson has been in contact with this month. Georgia Tech, Duke and the Buckeyes are his favorites. He has been talking with Dick Tressel and Mel Tucker and they have talked to him about possibly playing both ways.
     
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    that kid is huge.....maybe he will be a sleeper for us?
     
  6. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

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    His final two are Duke and tOSU. tOSU has now offered (two weeks ago). They want him as a safety. Note: This happened about the same time they pulled the ship from AMW. He is open to the shift from RB to Safety. Sounds like this is close to happening. Coach Tucker is recruiting.
     
  7. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    hmmmmm
     
  8. OSU Rob

    OSU Rob Newbie

    This could be a case where the kid would rather walk into major playing time as a freshman than "pay his dues" at OSU where he has to compete with 5 other h.s. all americans, a la Izzy Bauta last year.
     
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    First of all, Irizarry never complained about not playing...that was the only thing good about the kid, aside from his natural talent. Second, re-read Russell's quote, where he says, "...it is always appealing to be able to go and play with your former teammates again, but I have to make the decision that is best for me." That tells me that he's willing to go somewhere else (OSU in this case) rather than play along with his former high school teammates at a school where he would be far more likely to see the field earlier.
     
  10. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Izzy Bauta was an O-line recruit last year from New York that chose to go to Duke even though he had a scholarship offer from Ohio State. I think the comparison was a good one. I guarantee both Bauta and Russell would see the field earlier at Duke than they would at Ohio State and for some kids that's important. It remains to be seen if Russell feels the same way Bauta did.
     
  11. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

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    Russell will be making an unofficial visit to Columbus this weekend. He said once Ohio State started recruiting him they became his dream school. The Buckeyes are his leader and he loves the tradition at Ohio State, the facilities and Coach Tressel.
     
  12. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    Awesome. Possibly we are recruiting him as a "safety" so not to scare away other RBs this year?
     
  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I really hope we are recruiting him as a safety, although we already dropped Myers-White from the board for whatever reason, whether it was his (lack of) performance this year or beacuse we are in pretty good shape at the safety spot. Hopefully, offers like this one are not indicative of us losing ground with either Stewart, Wells, or (I still hope) Ringer...


    Either way, this kid sounds like a player, plus he would be another player on the roster from Georgia (a decent recruiting state) to go along with Brandon Mitchell...
     
  14. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    Hes a solid student as well which means alot to me as a fan because I know hes has work ethic. I don't care about any damn stars or what the "gurus" say about this kid. What the coaches say is all I need to know. I hope this young man commits this weekend. Anderson will be impressed with OSU i'm sure.
     
  15. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    Russell got an offer a few weeks ago, before Stewert was offered and showed osu interest, and before gwaltney scheduled his official to osu. i dont think it is indicative of other rb's at this point. now if osu strikes out on some rb's he may be shifted over from safety, but the fact that amw had his offer pulled and russell was offered as a safety around the same time is telling.

    also, 6' 200 already? That would be a pretty mean mack truck in the secondary and on special teams.
     

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