On Tuesday, Russell decided to open things up.
"I'm decommitting from USC and opening up my recruitment," Russell told Scout.com. "I appreciate everything they did for me but I just want to make sure that I go to the right place. I feel like I rushed my decision a little bit and didn't know how everything worked."
When Russell makes a decision this time around, he will be looking primarily at playing time.
"I'm looking for a school that I can come in and play right away," he said. "Any school that feels like they could use me and I can help them, I'm interested."
Russell is in no rush to find his next school.
"I'm going to take my time," he said.