After rushing for nearly 10.1 yards per carry last year as a sophomore, Arlington Bowie running back Russell Hansbrough was ready for a breakout year. A year where he would attract all the schools in the country, including Texas.
So far, it's not exactly happened that way for the junior.
"It's getting better as the weeks get by, but I'm not really happy. I have gained a lot of weight, so I'm not moving as fast as I was last year," said Hansbrough to LonghornDigest.com. "I haven't really heard from Texas since the summer, so I don't know if they are really recruiting me anymore."
Hansbrough has rushed for 703 yards on just over 100 carries. Scout.com's biggest opportunity to watch the junior came in the Kirk Herbstreit Classic on Labor Day, but the running back suffered a concussion early on, knocking him out.
"I ended up missing two games from the concussion. It sort of hurt my numbers a bit. I'm not where I'm supposed to be," said Hansbrough. "Right now, Auburn is the only school that has offered me...I'm also getting interest from Ole Miss, Missouri, SMU, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State might be close to offering me."
Arlington Bowie started the season off slow, losing three of their first four games. Since, the Volunteers have rattled off five straight wins, looking to make six tonight against Arlington.
"We are really confident. We can run the ball and pass the ball. We aren't a one dynamic team. So that should make things a little easier heading into playoffs," said Hansbrough. "We know that we are back on our feet and that we can play with anyone."