"Actually I've grown a little bit," he said. "I'm 6-0, 190."
How is recruiting going for Gary?
Gary and Walnut Ridge are off to a good start this year.
"We're playing pretty well," he said. "I'm fifth in the area in rushing which is pretty good considering how we only have thirty varsity players."
"No, but friends have been talking back and forth between the two of us," Russell said. "We're talking a little smack. We'll see in week ten.
"As it stands right now, we're both in the playoffs, so that could be a big game. Bigger than me versus Haw."
Gary is still working on getting his test scores ready to go, and he has gotten some impressive help.
"My counselor said they lost my test score," he said. "I'm taking it again later this month; I think it's the 20th. I'm working with a tutor now; he's a (Columbus) West graduate who went to MIT."