OU football recruiting: Juco defensive tackle Quincy Russell expected to join Sooners this summer
Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College defensive tackle Quincy Russell already signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma, but likely won't join the team until the summer.
“We had one class we needed to finish up, and he had gone home for Christmas break and there was a mix-up,” said Trinity Valley coach Brad Smiley. “He's finishing up.”
Russell (6-3, 311 pounds) signed with Texas out of high school, but academics forced him to take the junior-college route. He chose OU in December over Nebraska.
The Sooners lost several senior defensive tackles from last season's team, leaving the unit thin and inexperienced entering 2013.
“He was looking at the opportunity to go in and fight for a starting job,” Smiley said. “That's what he wants.
“Plus, him being a former Texas signee, and them kinda deciding to part ways while he was at Trinity Valley, I think that played a big part in it. Oklahoma gets to play Texas, and Nebraska doesn't.”
Trinity Valley offensive tackle Josiah St. John also committed to the Sooners just a few days after Russell did.
“He's a monster ... a complete animal,” St. John said. “He's big, fast, strong.
“I'm pretty sure he's gonna make a big impact.”
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