If we were to draw a picture of the prototype for an interior OL in Kentucky High School football it might well resemble Quinton Russo. At 6’0,” 230-pounds with a 3.3 GPA, Russo fits into a lot of teams’ plans at the next level and on either side of the scrimmage line.Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and KPGFootball Editorial Board Member
We wrote a feature about Brach Rice a little over a month ago. We identified him as a key cog in the Dixie Heights attack for the coming Fall.
After all, he is a solid D-1 prospect at two positions and in two sports. Hit this link and you can read the article yourself.
We got a “call to arms” in response to that article from Rice himself. Hey, we loved it and live for this type bravado.
What Rice said about his own feature was, “With 22 seniors gone…its time to take the wheel and steer this ship the right way. Last year, I felt as if we were the most talented team in all of NKY but we let the little things distract us and didn’t focus on the team aspect. Big underdogs now. How I like it.”
That kind of fired me up. It was like I had stepped off into a pep-rally.
We believe it has fired up Quentin Russo. Russo, who is 6’0″ and weighs 230-pounds plays LG and DT. He has a 3.3 GPA and a 265-pound bench press.
Now when I was coaching football it was my belief linemen weren’t ready to play high school varsity football until they could bench 250 and squat 405. These were minimal standards and not ultimate goals but you get the drift.
I don’t know what Russo is squatting, but from the lifting videos I have seen from him online he appears, at a minimum, half-way home. Russo has a sturdy build which can easily add another 20-30 pounds of muscle density which will make him a potential star along either of the interior fronts, defensively or offensively.
With 22-players gone off its ’21, 7-5 ball club; there will be some players who will have to step up and shoulder some burden. Rice has made the call to the reinforcements. Now let’s wait and see who answers this call.
We believe Russo will be one. What do you think?
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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