Acworth (Ga.) Allatoona running back Russell Halimon was one of the early gems the UA coaching staff offered in the 2016 class, and that is something that Halimon hasn’t forgotten.
“The coaching staff has been great,” Halimon said. “We talk all the time. They were on me early and the cool thing about it was not only did they know me, but they knew all about my game.
"They knew how I like to run the ball and where I get the ball in space. The pitch was cool to hear.”
Other schools have started to notice the Arizona commit.
“I’m getting a lot of interest from Michigan, Georgia and Tennessee along with some other places, but right now I’m committed to Arizona," Halimon said.
"They were on me early. The loyalty they showed was big. And lets be honest, they have the kind of offense that anyone would want to play in.”
In the meantime, Halimon knows what he needs to work on.
"The biggest thing for me right now is to just continue to get bigger," he said. "I think anytime a coach or team sees a running back that might be a little smaller in stature they assume the guy can’t run with power.
"That’s never been a problem with me and when you think about it, it never should be. Height has nothing to do with strength.”
His decision out of the way, Halimon plans on ending his high school career with a bang.
“I want to put on up a ton of numbers and win state and if more people notice, great, but my future is set," he said.