Instant Impact with Russell

FOX Sports NEXT is in the streets this fall to bring you all the coverage from across the Midlands region. Recently, we caught up with the coach of defensive tackle Quincy Russell, who completed his tenure at Trinity Valley Community College and has signed to play for Oklahoma for his remaining years…

When defensive tackle Quincy Russell gets to Oklahoma this spring he will have three years to play two, meaning that a redshirt year is available.

But it's not likely that it will be needed. 

"Quincy has a redshirt available. But (assistant) coach (Jackie) Shipp and coach (Bob) Stoops made it clear that they need D-Line help now," Trinity Valley Junior College coach Brad Smiley said. "He (Quincy) signed with OU and will be ready to go."

Smiley was complimentary of his former 6-foot-4, 310-pound defender, whom Smiley said "was a model junior college football player." It is projected that Russell will play in the interior, but does have the athleticism to play outside on the line as well.

On top of that, there are intangibles which Russell brings with him to Norman.

"The biggest thing about Quincy is he gets after it. I would have to say he is one of the best I have been around," Smiley said. "He's always early to practice and to the weight room. He will be whatever they need him to be to win."

Russell chose Oklahoma over Nebraska, and signed his papers this week on Wednesday.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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