Qua Russaw visited Alabama for the first time since the Crimson Tide offered him earlier this month yesterday and got to enjoy a ruckus crowd in Bryant-Denny Stadium when Alabama defeated Tennessee 52-24.
— Ru⚡️ (@JaquaviousRuss1) October 24, 2021
“It was great,” Russaw told Touchdown Alabama. “It was an amazing atmosphere. The light show is what I think had the crowd rocking.”
Russaw has added offers from Florida, Alabama, Colorado and Georgia in recent weeks. He is projected to be one of the top edge defenders in the 2023 recruiting class. Russaw said his recent recruiting success has him hungry to do more.
“It just makes me want to work harder,” said Russaw. “I don’t have everybody.”
Alabama offered Russaw on Oct. 13. Russaw’s offer came from the Tide’s safeties coach, Charles Kelly. Touchdown Alabama caught up with Russaw on Friday night after Carver High School defeated Russell County, and he said he felt Alabama was a model program.
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— Touchdown Alabama Recruiting (@TDARecruiting) October 23, 2021
“They are a disciplined team,” Russaw said. “They are always working hard.”
The Carver product impressed in several ways Friday, continuing his impressive junior season. The Wolverines allowed Russaw to rush from the edge, play inside linebacker and even put him at wide receiver in certain sets. He flies around the field and takes great angles when pursuing the football. He possesses an impressive frame and will not have to do much to get his body college-ready at the next level.
“I am now 6-2 and around 226 pounds,” Russaw said. “In the off-season, I was about 215, just been hitting the weight room and working out. I am really trying to work.”
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Russaw’s offer list is expected to grow, and he could be one of the most sought-after players when the 2023 recruiting class becomes a top priority for college coaches. Alabama has put itself in a good position to be in the mix for the rising prospect.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith