Huskers impress Russell

Huskers impress Russell

Seeing Nebraska was something that Quincy Russell has done before. The standout junior college defensive tackle visited as a senior in high school. Russell left Lincoln impressed, again.

Quincy Russell was one of two junior college defensive tackles in Lincoln this weekend for an official visit. The standout from Palestine (Texas) Trinity Valley C.C. made a return visit to Lincoln after visiting as a senior in high school.

"I am at the airport," Russell said. "The trip to Nebraska was good. It was my second time here and there was nothing but good things this time around. Obviously the game was close, they pulled it out and the fan support his is great."

The tunnel walk gets great reviews from the recruits as they come out onto the field before the team. Russell has experienced something like the one he saw yesterday before, but he said that there were a lot of fans that were there for the recruits this time around.

"I got to do the tunnel walk before, but the kids yesterday were all looking for high fives yelling our names telling us to come to Nebraska. They just show so much love for their team and the recruits. It's crazy."

The game was another that Nebraska had to come back from a double-digit deficit to win. Russell was hoping that he wasn't there to see a win, but he noted that the defense came up with big plays yesterday.

"I was hoping that they weren't going to lose. It was a close game. There was a big turnover on the interception and the defense got a safety. The offense took over then. I loved it."

Russell said that he loved what he saw in Lincoln and that he is mostly concerned about how he fits in. He knows that he is on a limited clock and that he needs to go to the right school.

"They have great facilities. I was talking to the coaches about the scheme and how they would use me. I don't have a lot of time coming from junior college, just two years, and I need to go where I fit in the best."

Nebraska made a solid impression on Russell the first time around. The Huskers were always in Russell's original top five. Nebraska has changed conferences and some staff have changed, but he loved the little changes that he saw.

"When I came out of high school and visited Nebraska they were in my top five the whole time. Nothing has changed here. Everything is great. It's a great fit for me. I loved the trip. I have great chemistry with the staff and the team."

This visit received a perfect score from Russell. He has two official visits under his belt with a third one scheduled. He is not sure if he will be able to take the other ones because time is becoming a concern.

"It was a "10". I loved it. It was the best possible experience I could have. I am going to visit Oklahoma over Thanksgiving and then I have two visits left. I am not sure if I will make either of those two visits because I might not have time."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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