Derrick Russell is a player that Nebraska will be keeping an eye on. At 6-foot-5 and 190 pounds with a 4.5 to 4.6 40-yard dash he is a player that could play a number of positions. He was in attendance for the Nebraska game against Wake Forest this weekend.
"It was real nice," Russell said. "The offense struggled a little bit. As long as the defense did what they had to do it was going to go their way."
Russell recently made the transfer from Omaha Central to Lincoln Northstar. It was a move that has seen him paired up with another of the top in-state athletes, Tyler Bullock, as a receiver and in the secondary.
Russell has already pulled in four offers in two different sports. He would like to play both sports in college. "Kansas State and Colorado State for football and Florida Atlantic and Northern Arizona for basketball. It doesn't matter, but I would love to play both if I could."
While Russell would prefer to play both sports in college he doesn't care which position or side of the ball he might play in football. He has been getting his shots to play both at Northstar. "I have been playing wide receiver and safety. I have actually had some better numbers playing safety so far. I really don't care which position they play me at, I just want to play."