Russell has also gotten the attention of ESPN.
"ESPN called me Monday," he said. "I am going down to the Jessie Memorial (at OSU) to get my picture taken and get interviewed."
He recently took his test, and although he hasn't received the results, he feels positive about his performance. He has also slimmed down recently as he has gotten down from 212 pounds to 195.
"I lost weight; I was wrestling," he said. "I feel good. I feel faster. I think I'm going to keep my weight down."
He also tried to get to Ohio State during spring practice. "I was working so I couldn't go to the spring game," he said. "I did go to the first Ohio State scrimmage."