Junior college defensive back/kick returner Eric Russell talks about his official visit to Auburn…
Russell still waiting on an offer
Besides the Tigers, Oregon, Washington State, California and USC have been schools focusing on Russell and possibly bringing him into the fold.
"Oregon has really been after me," Russell said. "I went to one of their Rose Bowl practices and talked with coach (Don) Pellum a while and he said they like me and that they are just trying to figure some stuff out before they offer me.
"Washington has also been on me and my coach said they are looking for safeties, but right now I'm just kind of waiting on them a little bit too."
With his outstanding speed (4.45), Russell was a playmaker on special teams and defense for Cerritos this past season. After earning All-Conference honors as a freshman, he had a huge sophomore season with 55 tackles, four interceptions (with two returned for touchdowns), two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four tackles-for-loss and 12 passes defended.
He also added 210 yards and a touchdown on eight punt returns and 517 yards on 18 kickoff returns.
In 2009, he earned the Conference All-Purpose Player of the Year without a carry or reception on offense.
Russell will finish up his AA degree in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.
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