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RB Keivarae Russell commits to Notre Dame

Posted on: December 29, 2011 6:28 pm
By MaxPreps' Stephen Spiewak

Keivarae Russell, the nation's No. 138 recruit, committed to Notre Dame Thursday afternoon, according to the Seattle Times.

The 6-foot, 182-pound running back from Mariner (Everett, Wash.) chose the Fighting Irish over home-state Washington.

"Notre Dame, as far as athletically and academically, you can't beat it," Russell said. "Once you get a degree from Notre Dame, you're basically set for life."

Russell's commitment comes just two days after Notre Dame narrowly lost out on the nation's No. 1 recruit Gunner Kiel, whocommitted to LSU.

Landing two top running backs was a priority for Notre Dame this recruiting cycle after only reeling in Cam McDaniel in the previous recruiting cycle. It pursued both Keith Marshall and Byron Marshall but came up short for each.

Russell joins Ohio running back William Mahone, a power runner who should complement Russell nicely.

In helping Mariner to a 5-5 season, Russell earned first team all-state honors in Washington's Class 4A.


Since: Dec 30, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 5:18 pm

RB Keivarae Russell commits to Notre Dame

Russell looks like a good kid, but he is far from a TOP RB recruit for the Irish, one of the most storied college football programs 
in the United States. He is what like #138 recruit in the country? If his 40 times is 4.6 in the 40 that doesn't seem to fit the designation of "burner" or someone who can go the distance  on every carry. But then the way Kelly finds it hard to win the big games, usually "out coached" in the second half of most every BIG GAME. 

One thing that has to be corrected by the NCAA is this trend to make High School athletes so improtant that they hold national press conferences?  Everything has become about MONEY.  Not education, not comradery, not the sport, it is Bitness or if you prefer BUSINESS! I am sick and tired of seeing some oversized high school kid, picking and choosing from the very top educational facilities in the  country, as if they are celebrities, just so they can get into the NFL and rub their multi-millionaire salaries in the rest of our noses.
Also, who in their right mind pays a college coach 1Million, 2 Million or 3 Million DOLLARS a year to run a college football program? Has Kelly been worth such a salary?  Is Urban Meyers worth TEN Times what the President makes a year, to run a college football program?  This whole sports process is as TOTALLY WHACKED as is the United States Congress, the ECONOMY, the Health-Care system, ETCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But then I know "You Can't Take the Truth!" Yell

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