All-Star report - Anthony Russo

For Anthony Russo, this past weekend marked a changing of the guard. Off with the orange and blue, on with the purple and gold. And while Russo, who came up on the short end of a 42-6 defeat at the hands of the West team, Saturday's East-West game was more memorable for what is to come, as opposed to what had transpired.

"It was fun week," the 5-11, 185-pound Russo told "It was fun meeting all these guys and going up against all of them, but it's hard to come together as a team in just one week, and it showed. It was hard because we got down early, and I didn't have the best game I could've had. I dropped a few passes."

But that's in Russo's rear-view mirror. And now he's looking straight ahead toward a career at the University of Washington. "U-Dub sent me a workout book, which I'm starting on Monday and I'm going to try to get up to U-Dub a few times to get a chance to work out with the team and get to know everybody," Anthony said in regard to his immediate plans.

Russo played receiver for the East team, a position he said adios to as soon as the game was over. "They (Washington) want me to try out running back first," Anthony said. "And I see an opportunity there. Definitely. I'm going to work hard to see if I can move up that list because there's no real starting running back up there. I feel like I can get it." Top Stories