West Tennessee lineman visits Vanderbilt

Saturday as Vanderbilt hosted Kentucky, over 25 talented prep prospects watched as Vandy rallied from a 48-17 third quarter deficit to almost win the game. Among those present was a talented offensive lineman who is one of the finalist for the Mr. Football Award in Tennessee. VandyMania spoke with him and here is what he had to say.

Russell Noles 6-6, 300, 5.7 forty, OL
Bruceton, Tenn. (Bruceton-Central)

Russell Noles, a 6-6, 300 pound senior lineman visited Vanderbilt for the Kentucky game. The Bruceton, Tenn. star talked to VandyMania about his visit to Vanderbilt and schools he is considering.

Russell Noles enjoyed his visit to Vanderbilt and spoke with several Commodore coaches and players.

"It went good, sir, I really like it up there at Vanderbilt. We sat around for the game and talked to some players. The coaches talked to us about the game. The line coach (coach Robbie Caldwell) said he had a couple of guys out."

Noles, an American General Mr. Football (line) finalist, says Bruceton High School has done well running the ball the past two seasons.

"The team is doing pretty good, the past two seasons we put two men in the record books for running."

Indeed, Bruceton has had running backs finish with an incredible 396 and 388 yards in single games. One of those backs was, Orey Willis, who is the brother of Ole Miss star linebacker Patrick Willis.

Although Russell doesn't have an offer yet, several division I-A schools are recruiting him.

"I'm being recruited by Vanderbilt, Duke, Ole Miss, Memphis and also by UT-Martin, Bethel and Tennessee Tech."

Noles has no favorites right now but stated that a good education was important. Noles sports a solid 'B' average in the classroom.


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