With two offers in hand from Kansas State and Colorado State, Lincoln (Neb.) North Star Derrick Russell is having quite the senior season at his new high school after transferring from Omaha (Neb.) Central after the summer.
Now the 6-foot-4, 183-pound receiver, ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Nebraska, is a big reason for North Star's winning record (3-2) and some big contests coming up. Aside from his two offers, some other schools are also starting to make their presence known on the recruiting front.
"Ohio, Purdue, and Iowa State are coming on hard," Russell said. "I think all three are about to offer actually. Kansas is in there too, but they actually are looking at me as safety. Ohio is doing the same thing. I've done a lot of that this year on defense and had a pretty good year."
Russell does not name any favorites, but really likes the early scholarships from Colorado State and Kansas State considering what each school has to offer him.
"I'll probably take a visit to Kansas State because I really can't wait to get down there," Russell said. "I'm really big on them. They've got a good program down there in Manhattan."
As for he and his teammate, Tyler Bullock, attending the same school is still a possibility, but not a certainty.