Russell Enjoys Visit To Montlake

Washington continues to play host to some of the top recruits on the West Coast and Mariner (Everett, Wa.) RB Keivarae Russell was one of the latest to take in a day of spring practice. spoke with the talented running back shortly after he left campus to get his thoughts on things...

"It was good," Russell told "I've gotten to know so many people there, it just feels like home to me.

"I talked with coach (Joel) Thomas and coach (Steve) Sarkisian for a little while. We don't even talk that much about football anymore. Most of it is about life and just making sure I'm still feeling them."

Russell said he plans to take in a few more days of practice before Washington wraps things up later this month with the annual Spring Game on April 30th.

"It's fun just to get out and watch them do their thing," Russell said. "I really like the intensity of their practices and their energy level. They have fun and it shows."

Russell said he's unsure of which other schools he'd like to visit in the coming days, but admitted he'd like to see what other schools' practices are like.

"Oh yeah, I'd definitely like to get out to some other practices," Russell said. "With track and stuff though, it's hard, so I might not make it out. I'm not really sure yet."

Russell says he still remains steady with 13 offers -- Arizona, Boise State, California, Idaho, Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State and Wyoming -- and is getting attention from schools across the country.

"Nothing has really changed," Russell said. "I still haven't decided on favorites yet, but I'm getting all the info I can and then I'll start to narrow things down."

As a two-year starter for Mariner, Russell has amassed 3,000 yards and 50 touchdowns and said recently he hopes to have an even bigger senior season.

We'll continue to keep track of Russell's progress through the recruiting process and updated things as they happen.

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