"They have a lot of tradition," the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes commit said. "They're one of the most prestigious schools in the Big Ten and it's good to receive an offer from them."
Russell had a chance to speak with the coaching staff before they extended the offer.
"They like the way I play because I play physical. [Defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett] really loves how I play. They're recruiting me as a safety."
When asked where he stands with his commitment to the Hurricanes, Russell said, "I'm pretty much planning everything out still, but I like the attention I'm getting from [Michigan State]."