"That camp made me a better quarterback," said Russell. "It was fun and my fundamentals got better. I came back home level headed but with more confidence in my abilities as a QB."
Russell is big for a quarterback, standing 6-6 and weighing 220 pounds. His father, Bobby Lloyd, played college basketball at Alabama A&M. He himself averages a double-double for his hoops team [12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists]. Russell is a very good athlete with a strong arm. He also has a confidence about him that all great quarterbacks have.
"When the game is coming down to the final minutes, I will make you happy. I am calm and poised out there. I can pick you apart if you let me. I have confidence in my abilities and an excellent arm."
Last season as a junior, he threw for 1,950 yards and 8 touchdowns. According to Russell, he has scholarship offers from Auburn, LSU, West Virginia and Iowa.
"I am not too concerned with recruiting right now. I will work on it next season and enjoy the rest of my junior year. I am interested in Auburn, LSU, Tennessee, Georgia, Grambling, Virginia, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Florida. I know I would like to sign with a team that has a balanced offense."
Russell will attend the Nike Camp at Alabama last on this month.