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Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?


Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

Rushed for over 35 touchdowns his junior year and I think over 45 his senior year. Rushed for 430 yardsand 8 touchdowns against Davidson Day School, a team with much D1 talent. Athletically he is a freak, 6'0 210 benched 185 over 45 times at the Oasis Shrine Bowl Combine. and ran a 4.5. I know the competition is not great but it seems like he should be getting more attention and right now on his rivals profile there do not appear to be any offers, maybe grades?

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

I think recruiters probably are skeptical about the stats of players coming from independent private schools in North Carolina and, as such, they discount the players' accomplishments. When Davidson Day gave up 80 points to Harrells Academy, they also put up 104 points. I would argue that this level of competition is subpar because any teams that would collectively give up 184 points are not as good in comparison with public schools in North Carolina. Unlike other states, the independent school product is not as respected as public schools. With maybe the Davidson Day quarterback excepted, if a kid wants to seriously be considered for post-high school football, he needs to attend a school which allows him to showcase his talents against better competition.

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

Very true, while most of the teams have a few players who may have college potential, it is not like the public school programs. However, you cannot fully understand his potential until you have seen him out of pads, he looks like he could be a d1 football player right now, and with his 4.5 forty yard dash and 315+ Bench I figured this was enough. Will make at the very least a solid d2 player

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

There are a ton of kids whon run 4.5's and bench over 300. I can name 3 on our HS team. Nothing special. If he wants to play at the next level, he needs to play against better competition.

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

Name them, and name 3 who benched 185 over 45 times combine official. Then il change my opinion

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

Coach Aldridge at Harrells is one of the best coaches in the state. He had a tremendous amount of success at East Duplin. I am more then positive he is doing everything in his power to get this young man into college some where.

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

Blake, why do you need the names of the kids? Does that change the fact that he is being over looked.

I gave you a reason why and I think I am correct.

We have a 9th grader that runs a 4.6 and benches over 300.

I guess benching 185lbs 45 times just isn't that important to colleges if this young man is being over looked.

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

I don't know much about this kid but I will say that just because rivals doesn't say he has qny offers doesn't mean he isn't being looked at. I know someone who has a d1 aa offer and he.is not on rivals at all. I am sure he will play somewhere from what I have heard about him above.

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

randy thorntonv3 I disagree that there are "tons" of kids who run a legit 4.5 40 and bench over 300 lbs. in high school. There are some but not "tons". I don't have a dog in this fight but I would like to know your definition of "tons" and yes I would like to see this list of kids.

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

Sorry, I disagree and it is nice that you guys want to see a list. It is good to want.

I don't have a dog in this fight either, but if this kid is so outstanding there is a reason for the topic of the original post and my opinion is his lack of experience playing big time HS football

RE: Why is Russell Washington from Harrells Academy not getting more attention?

@randy, there are several other d1 recruits in his conference who in my opinion, are inferior. And sorry but unless you play for don bosco, benching 300 and running a 4.5 automatically makes you unique. NC football is very solid, but those stats are still very good-for anywhere, or any team.

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