FORT MEYERS, Fla. (BVM) — High school football players around the country are continuing to chase DI scholarships. Dunbar’s Shawn Russ Jr. is close to achieving just that.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Russ Jr. will aim to help is now primed to help Dunbar improve upon their 9-1 overall record from the season prior. During the playoffs last season, the Tigers fell to Plantation High School 44-20. However, Dunbar was able to produce 3,751 yards of offense last season. Russ Jr. played an instrumental part in that, hauling 304 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Along with an essential role on offense, Russ Jr. also played the cornerback position. There he recorded 32 total tackles (26 solo, six ascites) and brought down three interceptions. His three interceptions were good for half of the team’s interceptions. And now, with Russ Jr. back for his senior season, the Tigers are ready to have another great season on both sides of the ball.
— Ej Bennett jr (@iamebj) September 10, 2022
Following his senior season, Russ will be aiming to continue football at the next level. Russ Jr. still has a decision to make on where that journey will continue, but he is down to his last three teams, which include Florida State, Michigan and Louisville.
— TheNeighborhoodHero_ (@ShawnRussJr1) August 8, 2022
Also, according to 247Sports, Russ jr. is ranked as the 393rd-best prospect nationally and the 75th-best defensive back in 247Sports’ composite rankings for the Class of 2023 in Florida. Russ Jr. is set to visit Florida State on his official visit on Nov. 11 this season, according to Rivals.
Along with football, Russ Jr. has also played basketball. He took to the basketball court with the Florida Vipers, an AAU team.
In the meantime, Russ Jr. will do his best to bolster his status in the Class of 2023 rankings. And when he finally suits, he’ll be ready to perform wherever that may be. And whichever fanbase gets to watch Russ Jr. play should know that he will do everything to help his future team succeed.
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