Recruiting: Russell Also Takes in NU, OSU

Standout defensive tackle Quincy Russell out of San Antonio (Houston), Texas joined running back Aaron Green of San Antonio Madison's High School on this past weekend's visit to Nebraska for the Cornhuskers spring game Saturday. The pair then stopped Sunday to check out Oklahoma State and its facilities and campus on their way home.

Russell made recruiting news several weeks ago when he backed off a pledge to Texas and kept his recruiting open.

The 6-3, 280-pound Russell found his stops this weekend both to be impressive.

"Nebraska was great," said Russell. "I had never seen that many people ever at a spring football game. It was incredible and the fans yelled at you. They started calling my name.

"You know the whole city was there at the game. The atmosphere is great. It has to be a great feeling to know the whole city is going to be there and that they are behind you each Saturday whether you win or lose. They said, if they could, those people would all show up at practice. It's just such a good atmosphere to be in."

Then on Sunday it was on to Stillwater and pulling in to Boone Pickens Stadium.

"OSU was beautiful," said Russell. "I mean that because I have never seen facilities before as nice as what they have there, from the meeting rooms to the weight room to the coaches offices. Everything was so nice. The locker room is very important to me and they have all new stuff in there. I was very impressed."

Russell has offers from both Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Arizona, Baylor, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.

Last season he made 87 tackles of which an impressive 75 were unassisted. He also had seven sacks and a blocked kick. Russell has in mind a time where he hopes to have his recruiting decided.

"I'm not worried about it but I would like to have it decided before football season starts," he said. "If not, I won't worry and I will wait and take all my official visits and then make a decision after that."

One important item with Russell is that he wants to major in architectural engineering, and, of course, Oklahoma State has one of the best programs in the nation.

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