Is Russian Interested In Baylor?

At 6-4 1/2 and weighing nearly 230 pounds it's hard to miss Alex Russian on the football field. The soon-to-be senior from Round Rock, Texas plays tight end for his football team, and currently holds offers from some major programs including Baylor. So is Baylor on top of his list? BearsIllustrated.com caught up with him. Read more inside.

Holding scholarship offers from Kansas State, LSU, Nebraska, Baylor, Colorado State, Missouri, Tulsa, and Duke, Alex Russian is no longer a diamond in the rough. Do any schools stand out over the others?

"You know, at this point I don't [have any favorites], because I am still taking visits and going to camps. I am probably going to take a visit to Duke, and hopefully A&M. So, I don't have any favorites yet."

The strong and powerful tight end is being recruited for both his blocking skills and his pass catching ability by most schools. The one school recruiting Russian at a different position is Baylor. Baylor is recruiting Alex Russian as offensive tackle.

"Coach Phillips is recruiting me. He is a nice guy, and he is really energetic. I haven't got to meet him yet, but I like him. The head coach [Guy Morriss] has sent some letters. He seems really interested, so that's pretty cool."

Russian explains that he would have no problem playing offensive tackle on the next level.

"I would go wherever coach wants to put me. I'll be fine. I am very flexible. Wherever he wants me to play, I'll play."

Russian was asked to evaluate his own skills on the field.

"My blocking. I am really physical, and strong. I feel like I can really move people around. I also have really good hands. One thing to work on is probably running routes. On footwork, I think I have really good technique."

Russian was a 15-5A First Team All-District tight end. Additionally, Russian was an Honorable Mention All-County tight end, as well as receiving academic all-district honors. The 3 year varsity starter, who will have played in over 30 plus games in his prep career, hopes to win the district title next year. He also hopes to get a few more catches. Russian is humble when it comes time for him to compare himself to an NFL player.

"I don't think I can compare myself to a pro player. I am not on that level yet."

Alex Russian is definitely one to keep an eye on as football season begins to kick into high gear. BearsIllustrated.com will keep you updated on the latest.

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