KeiVarae Russell lands offer from USC 

August, 4, 2011
08/04/11
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Just a few days ago, running back KeiVarae Russell (Everett, Wash./Mariner) thought the recruiting process was pretty set for him after naming his top, and more than likely, final three of Cal, Notre Dame and Washington. After receiving an offer from his childhood favorite Wednesday, all bets are off.

"USC just offered me," an excited Russell said. "This is a huge offer and USC is one of those schools that I've always had a high interest in. I wear No. 5 because of Reggie Bush and I loved those USC teams a few years ago that were the best in college football. I was a big fan actually and it's a dream to get an offer from them.

"If I chose USC, they would be getting off probation right when I got there and they're definitely high on my list. SC just has that swagger to them and their style of play really fits my play and running style. I'm the type of back they usually love to have and that private school education would be cool to have as well."

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