May 30, 2006

LSU offers Russian

Round Rock, Texas, tight end Alex Russian has been collecting scholarship offers at a steady pace for the past few months and on Friday he received an offer from LSU when he spoke with Tigers running backs coach Larry Porter.

"In the beginning of May Coach Porter came and watched my practice and then he said he liked me a lot and was interested in me," Russian said. "A couple of weeks later tight ends coach Josh Henson came by and checked me out and he liked my size and he said I have a lot of potential and would look good in a Tiger uniform.

"I like him a lot, nice guys."

Russian stands at 6-foot-4, 225-pounds and he runs a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. In a primarily run oriented offense, Russian finished his junior season with 7 receptions for 110-yards and 3 touchdowns.

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