Halimon discusses commitment

Running back Russell Halimon committed to Arizona this past weekend. Read on to see why he made the decision and more.

For Acworth (Ga.) Allatoona 2016 running back Russell Halimon, there were multiple factors that led to his commitment to the University of Arizona.

“Getting to the school and seeing how beautiful it was was a major eye opener,” Halimon said. “I knew it would be good, but didn’t expect that. The place looked like a great spot to spend college.

“On the field I didn’t have a ton of questions. The offense speaks for itself and the coach always has offenses that put a ton of pressure on the defense.

"Plus, he plays a ton of players and it seems that everyone is able to contribute. It really was an easy decision for me.”

As is usually the case with a recruit from the South, Calvin Magee was a big influence on the commitment.

“Coach Magee did a really good job with me," Halimon said. "He said they thought my tape was really good and they liked the vision that I showed.”

It’s Halimon’s vision that he credits with making him the player he is.

“I’ve always had the ability to be able to make that play that requires that I see the entire field," Halimon said. "I try to run fast, but smart in that I try to set up my blockers and not try to outrun my play.”

Improving his speed will be one of Halimon’s top priorities.

“I ran a 4.49 at a camp in Chicago," Halimon said. "I was happy with that, but I know I can get even better. That will be a major focus of mine before I hit the University of Arizona.

"Coach Rodriguez wants guys that can take it to the house. I want to be one of those guys.”


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