Recruiting: Quincy Russell May Make It Sunday

One of the top junior defensive tackles in Texas is Quincy Russell out of Class 3A Sam Houston High School in San Antonio. Russell led the team in tackles as a sophomore and did it again this past season.

The 6-4, 280-pounder is very active as he finished with 87 total tackles, 75 of those were unassisted or solo. He also had seven sacks and a blocked kick.

He runs an amazing 4.8 in the forty and that time, which he confirmed, has been listed several places. He will get stronger with a 280-pound max in the bench press. He doesn't get as much time in the weight room as he is averaging a double-double (11 points and 10 rebounds) for a district leader in basketball.

Obviously, he is being recruited by a bunch. "Recruiting is going good so far," said Russell. "I've heard from some school by phone, a whole bunch, more than I can name by mail.

"I've been to a couple of junior days, Baylor and Texas. Yes, I went to Texas this weekend. That went good. I got to see the campus and talk to some coaches. It was a good trip."

Russell said he has heard from Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, either by phone or by mail. He has mail from a bunch of other schools including Baylor, Texas, Missouri, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Alabama, SMU, and TCU.

"I've heard from OU by phone," said Russell. "I think it was Coach (Jackie) Shipp that called me. I think I've just got mail from Oklahoma State. I'm wanting to make the junior days.

"I want to try to come up there this weekend (OU has a junior day Saturday and OSU is on Sunday), but I've got basketball playoffs, so I don't know if I will be able to make it. I am interested in both schools. I'm just wanting to see as many of these schools as I can and then start to make decisions."

Russell said he is a good student and his first choice for a major in college right now is architectural engineering.

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