Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting: Quincy Russell Working His Way Back To Austin

The big DT from Trinity Valley JUCO is on track to return to the 40 Acres. Jeff Howe recently took in a Trinity Valley scrimmage and it looks like Quincy is back wreaking havoc after being sidelined by a shoulder injury last year.

Russell has battled back to be in position to anchor the Cardlinals' defensive line this fall. Unofficially, he recorded six tackles, three for loss, and 2.5 sacks in the scrimmage.

"Will someone please block Quincy Russell?" head coach Brad Smiley scolded his offensive line after Russell had split a double team to bury the running back for a three-yard loss.

If Russell keeps on the academic straight and narrow, expect to see him in Orange and White in Spring 2013. He'd be a welcome addition given that the Horns aren't finding this year's DT crop very deep and some of the top prospects may be infected with knuckleheaditis.

Russell's senior highlight film shows an incredibly raw player with almost no technique or refinement with outstanding feet and natural strength. Don't dwell on the technical stuff for an interior line prospect - you have to presume you can teach it. A couple of years of JUCO coaching should raise his technique, lower his pads, and generally mature a player that was considered unprepared for a college environment academically and socially.

Some time away at Trinity working towards a goal may be just what the doctor ordered for Russell to find his internal fire. And you can't teach frame and feet.


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