DB Chris Russell
6-2, 210, 4.5
Coffeyville Community College
Hillsboro Comp High School
Chris, talk a little bit about how your verbal commitment to Clemson went down this weekend?
Russell: I pretty much knew I would make my commitment this weekend. Coach Vic had been talking with me ever since the spring. I had my mind made up when I came up this weekend. On Sunday morning when I met with Coach Bowden I went ahead and made my commitment. Everyone walked away very happy with my decision.
Why did you pick Clemson?
Russell: Coach Vic and me have built a close relationship. We talked so much from the spring right up to now. He is someone that I trust. I like the defensive scheme they play. I thought Clemson would be the best place for me.
Why did you decide to go ahead and commit this weekend?
Russell: I just wanted to go ahead and get it over with. I know Clemson is where I want to be.
What position do you think you will play for Clemson?
Russell: They are talking about safety or corner. They are recruiting me as an athlete though.
What did you think about the Tigers beating Florida State Saturday?
Russell: It was great. I thought it would be closer than that. Clemson really came out and dominated the game.
What did you think about Death Valley?
Russell: It was incredible. I have never seen anything like it.
What's the story behind you leaving Colorado?
Russell: The coaches that I had built the relationships with left after my freshman year. I just didn't get along as well with the new coaches.
How long has Clemson been recruiting you?
Russell: They were on me out of high school. When I came to Coffeyville, they coach knew coach Koening. He got a call from Coach K saying he was looking for some defensive backs.
What other schools have been recruiting you this fall?
Russell: I have had several Big 12 schools recruiting me. I have heard from Missouri, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Central Florida, Purdue and Baylor.
When will you enroll at Clemson?
Russell: I will be enrolling in January. I want to get there and get ready for spring ball.
How firm is your commitment to Clemson?
Russell: It is solid. I already know that is where I am going to play.
Are you going to take any other official visits?
Russell: No sir, I have cancelled all the other visits.
How many years will you have to play football at Clemson?
Russell: I will have two years left to play.
Russell Talks About His Commitment
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