Despite the glowing review, Russell says he's not in any rush to commit just yet, and will honor his visit to Ohio State.
"I just want to go see what they can bring to the table. They are a great program and I want to see what they have to say next week. Once I get back, I'll sit down and evaluate things, then it should be time to make a decision."
While Russell will certainly see a huge program that draws 100,000 fans per week next week, he appreciated the close knit atmosphere that resonates in the Yoh building and throughout the Duke program.
"Chris Davis, my cousin, was my host and he took care of me throughout the weekend. We had a good time Friday away from the meetings, and the time I had to spend with Coach Roof and the other advisors, professors, and other people was great – it showed me how close everyone is down there and how they really want you to succeed."
That feeling translated over when Russell had a chance to sit down with Duke head coach Ted Roof.
"He talked to me about what it's going to take for them to get things turned around and heading in the right direction. The coaching staff has worked really hard and is bringing in a lot of talented players. I really believed him and think he's the guy for the job."
Anderson said he will host a member from the Duke coaching staff on Monday for an in-home visit.