"I just got back in town," Atlanta (Ga.) Marist running back Anderson Russell said. "I visited Ohio State. I committed while I was up there.
"I liked the coaching staff and everything. I had a really good time. I felt really comfortable up there. They have very good academic support."
Russell made official visits to Ohio State and Duke.
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"I'm all done with everything," he said.
"I talked with (Ohio State assistant) coach Tucker and told him I was committing. Coach Tressel knows about it, but I'm supposed to call him tomorrow and talked about it. I'll play safety up there."
The 6-foot-0 and 195 pound Russell rushed for roughly 700 yards and scored 14 times during his senior season. He averaged over 10 yards per carry. Russell played sparingly on defense and picked off one pass.