Eli Russ (2019)
A lot of players and especially the big men, dream of going to Oklahoma State to play their college football. Eli Russ is one of those rare players who has all the tools the POKES are looking for to build their program. “My style of play is more of an aggressive type just trying to put people in the ground,” says Russ.
The pure size is intimidating, standing 6-6, 295 pounds, Eli is one of those players up front that is hard to get past. The huge OL who knows how to extend his blocks and does a great job follow all the way till the end of assignments. Blocks well and even has the ability to block LB’s down field at the next level of plays. Strong and big kid who can man handle defenders and knows how to make himself big. Great skill set and shows very good toughness that all colleges look for in a dominating OL. Next level star potential written all over him. Really like watching his skills, passion for the game, and his pure ability as a blocker.
Six Star — How was your season this year
Eli —The season has gone well so far. We’ve had a few ups and downs but what team doesn’t.
Six Star — What did you improve the most on during the offseason
Eli —I feel that I have improved on my technique a lot more feet, hands, hips, etc.
Six Star — Most Influential person
Eli —The most influential person in my football life has probably been Coach Price
Six Star — What camps did you attend in the offseason, how did they help you
Eli —My summer camps and visits have been pretty fun all around. They’ve really taught me that I’m not the biggest or the best out there so it really motivates me to get to that point.
Six Star — What schools showed the most interest in you
Eli —My college interest have pretty much been straight forward I committed to Oklahoma state last spring and I’ve had a few more schools invite me to games and stuff.
Six Star — Most people don’t know this about me but I
Eli —Was born on 9/11
Six Star — Pre Game ritual
Eli —Don’t really have a pre game ritual
Six Star — Favorite song
Eli —Is anything with David Allen Coe
Six Star — Favorite Class
Six Star — Biggest weight room accomplishment
Eli —Don’t really have a weight room accomplishment
Six Star — Teammate likely to make big impact in college
Eli —Lane Ross
Six Star — Hardest working teammate
Eli —Jacob Saur
Six Star — Teammate to keep an eye on
Eli —Blake Nowell