Miami offer surprised 2018 safety Randy Russell
A trio of Miami coaches stopped by William H. Turner Tech High School today. If you haven't heard of any prospects coming from there, it's because they don't have a football team -- but it is home to 2018 safety Randy Russell, who plays his football at Carol City.
Even with an absolutely loaded class of defensive backs for next year's recruiting cycle in south Florida, Miami has decided to get in on Russell early in the process. The safety, who a Carol City coach described to CanesInSight as a "heat-seeking missile", was offered today by Hurricanes coaches Manny Diaz, Mike Rumph, and Ephraim Banda.
"I wasn't expecting it at all and I wasn't expecting them to come to the school either," Russell said. "I've been watching them since I was little and I watch them every week."
"It means a lot because it means that they've been watching my film and took the time to do that."
As seen on his junior season highlights, Russell plays a physical brand of football and his versatility is something that coaches love.
"I can play any role on a defense. I can play free safety, nickel, in the box, linebacker, or even as an edge rusher," he said.
Russell said that he wants to make his decision before the start or his senior season -- so look for Miami to try and get an early commitment from him. Florida also recently offered him and West Virginia and UNC offered during the season. Louisville and South Carolina also interest Russell.