Mississippi Top 40

Today we will look at Mississippi's # 9 preseason rated prospect.

#9 Ranked Player in Mississippi

Tyler Russell
City: Meridian, MS
6' 4", 200, 5.0 (210 bench/375 squat)
Date of Birth:
December 6, 1990
Primary Position:
Projected Position:

2007 Football Season:
2, 484 passing yards, 26 TD's and 8 Int's. Named 2nd Team All-State by Clarion Ledger and All-region 3(5A)

Why Top 40 in Football:
"I think I am a good leader out on the field. I try to keep everybody up and going where they need to go. They say I have a real good arm and I am pretty accurate with my passes."

Colleges interested in Tyler:
MSU, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and Tennessee

Tyler Russell

Scholarship offers: MSU and Alabama

Scouts at Spring practice:
Tennessee, LSU, MSU, and Ole Miss

Received phone calls from:

Russell's top schools:
Committed to MSU

MSU: "I have been all over the SEC, and I got a chance to meet all of the coaches, and I felt like Coach Croom had the highest character out of them all. He is the best coach I have ever been around, and I have talked to some great coaches, like the Saban's of the world. The MSU staff just seemed to fit me better."

Summer Camps: MSU (Sr) and Alabama (Team)

Tell us something nobody else knows: "People have been doing this to me since I was a little kid. They like to down me as a player, and that pushes me to get to the goal I want to get to."

Best Player faced:Alonzo Lawrence

If not Tyler Russell, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008:Chad Bumphis

Game I'm most anticipating: Oak Grove

Other athletes in my family: Kyle Russell (little brother that plays football in the 8th grade)

Favorite college team(s) growing up: Tennessee

Favorite college football player: John David Booty

Favorite pro football player:Peyton Manning

Favorite Pro Team: Indy Colts

Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese

Favorite Movie:
The Little Giants

Favorite Video: NCAA '08

In my CD Player: Lil' Wayne

Biggest Influences: Parents

Biggest Fan: C.J. (little brother)

Biggest Fear: God

2nd Best Sport: Baseball

First thing if I sign pro contract: By mom a new house

Dream date: Hally Berry

Grades: 3.5 GPA / 16 ACT

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