Sunday, May 17, 2020

Falcon Football Verbal: Zach Russell

BG has its 7th football verbal today. His name is Zach Russell and he's from Paintsville, KY, where he attends Johnson Central High School.  You might not be surprised to find out he plays TE.

I'm not usually a highlights guy,  but I watched his film and he runs some good routes and destroys some guys on blocks.  Just blows that out of the way and further.

He's 6'3" and 220 pounds.  He had offers from Akron, Army, Coastal Carolina, EMU, Illinois State, Ohio University, SEMO and WMU.  So he was on a number of team's lists and that Army offer would tell you he's a good student.

He played both ways in HS--also on the DE--and his team was the 4A State Championship.  That's the second-highest classification in the state.

He's not going to have much in the way of receiving statistics because his team hardly passed at all.  They only threw five times in the title game and twice in the final.

He did make all-area as a defender.  He made all-Mountain from another paper on the offensive side of the ball.  What you have here is a football player.

The current roster has 8 TEs, not all of them on scholarship.  Motes and Morris are seniors.  To date, he is the only one in the class of 2021.

Welcome to the Falcons, Zach.

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