Talented 2012 Back Talks AU Camp, Recruiting

This running back from Texas talks about his Auburn Camp experience and how recruiting is going.

Arlington, Tex.--A school that has produced several top prospects in the last few seasons, Bowie is set for another coming in 2012 with talented running back Russell Hansbrough making a name for himself as a sophomore and continuing that on the summer camp circuit.

A 5-8, 180-pounder with 4.4 speed, Hansbrough was one of the top players at Auburn's Team Camp as he helped Bowie to the title in the 7-on-7 portion of the camp. Showing exceptional quickness and good hands, it's not surprising that he's already hearing from several top schools and reports three offers.

"Texas, SMU and Oklahoma State have all offered," Hansbrough tells Inside The Auburn Tigers.

Hansbrough is a physical runner despite not having great size at this point in his career.

Taking a visit to Auburn with his teammates for the camp, Hansbrough said he enjoyed getting a chance to see the Plains for the first time and also visit with the coaching staff.

"I loved the atmosphere," Hansbrough said. "It's kind of humid but it's the same in Texas. I liked Auburn. I definitely want to learn more about them. Coach (Curtis) Luper is a pretty cool guy. I like him a lot."

Defeating John Carroll out of Birmingham for the title, Bowie's toughest battle may have come in the semi-finals as they beat Plant City (Fla.) in extra time to get the win. Hansbrough said for the team it was important to come away as the winners.

"It was big considering we came all the way from Texas," Hansbrough said. "We had to come back with something."

As a sophomore Hansbrough put up some big numbers despite being used mostly in a reserve role off the bench. He had 98 carries for 990 yards (9.8 ypc) and scored 15 touchdowns and said that he's a player that likes to find a crease and take it the distance.

"I can burn around the corner," Hansbrough said. "Most of the time we run between the tackles. It's tough to see me because I get pretty low."

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