- United States
- Atlanta, GA
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2005, 2006
Major: Undeclared (2005-06)
Weight: 190 (2005-06)
2006 Media Guide: Talented young defender who will figure in the rotation at safety in 2006 … was redshirted last year as a true freshman … projected himself into the picture for playing time with a strong spring showing … heads into the fall listed behind Jamario O’Neal at strong safety … can play either safety position and could also be the nickel back … coaches like his 110 percent energy level and compare him to last year’s starter and first-round NFL draft pick Donte Whitner in that regard … is an intelligent player who learns quickly … will be hard to keep off the field if he continues to improve in the fall at the same rate he did in the spring … timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash.
2005: Played with the scout team and did not see any game action … impressed the coaching staff with his work ethic and understanding of what was expected of him … came close to being thrown into the fray a couple of times, but was ultimately redshirted.
High School: Outstanding athlete who can play several positions … averaged 8.4 yards per carry as a senior on 90 attempts … named one of Georgia’s 50 best players by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … rushed for 758 yards and scored 14 touchdowns as a senior in Marist’s wishbone offense … was Marist’s leading receiver with seven catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns … averaged 19.1 yards on kickoff returns … ran a 4.4 second 40-yard dash at the Ohio State camp last summer … joins Atlanta native Brandon Mitchell on the OSU roster … played for Alan Chadwick.
Personal: Is the son of Kevin and Karen Russell … current OSU graduate assistant Paul Nichols was a quarterback at Marist before playing college football at Davidson … his older brother, Brandon, played football at North Carolina and played with Nichols at Marist … his father, Kevin, also played college football and played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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