July 7, 2008
Texas OL staying busy in the summer
The summer has been jam packed for Richardson, Texas offensive lineman Andrew Russell. The 6-foot-3 274-pound prospect has picked up two offers to date thanks to his impressive performances at summer camps but he isn't done yet with more camps still yet to attend.
"I've been going to a lot of football camps," Russelll said. "I'm going to Louisville Saturday. I've been to UL-M, UNLV, Baylor, Oklahoma, UNT and then I'm going to Louisville Saturday till Tuesday and then I'm going to Louisiana Tech and Tulsa and I think I'll be done after that."
Currently, Russell has shown enough at camps to earn offers from UNLV and Louisiana-Monroe with Louisiana Tech and Baylor both showing heavy interest as well.
"Baylor had already offered another guard but if they have the numbers they're going to offer me," he said. "They offered Jeramie Roberts but from what I've been reading, it looks like he may go to Miami. I hope they offer."
Even if Baylor doesn't offer, Russell has liked what he has seen so far in Louisiana-Monroe.
"To be honest, I liked UL-M a whole bunch," he said. "I went down there at the camp and I came back up to visit the school. I liked the whole coaching staff. It's not too far from the house but it's far enough. My parents can come see me play there and that's important to me. I like them all, I'm just goint to wait until I get done with these last three camps before I make a decision."
As a player, Russell offers the best quality an offensive lineman can have: a mean streak.
"Everybody says they like my mean streak," he said. "They like that I'm aggressive and I finish the blocks and I play to the whistle. Sometimes I play past the whistle but I'm trying to get better about that."
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