To borrow a term from the position he plays, the
nation's top dual-threat quarterback is staying calm in the pocket when it
comes to his recruitment.
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Mobile (Ala.) Williamson standout
JaMarcus Russell, a member of the
team, says he's not made any significant changes to his current list.
"Florida, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, Florida
State, Notre Dame... they're all still in there," he said. "I'll be trying
to narrow that stuff down in about a month. Right now, I've just been
focusing on getting better as a player and helping my team more than
recruiting. I know there's plenty of time to get all that lined up, but
we're running out of games, so it's time to focus on that."
Russell (6-5, 220, 4.7) has passed for 1,668 yards
and 12 touchdowns through seven games and is closing in on the state's
all-time passing record (9,321 yards) held by current Alabama Crimson Tide
quarterback Brodie Croyle. Russell has tossed only one interception and has
also rushed for five touchdowns.
He says he's been unable to attend any college games
this fall due to Williamson playing on Saturday afternoons, making his
official visits that much more important when they come.
"I like the offenses that all of those teams run,"
he said. "It's just going to be a matter of where I feel like I'm most
comfortable, the best fit."