The University of Kentucky picked up a verbal commitment from Palm Beach (Fla.) running back Donald Russell, according to the Palm Peach Post. Russell selected UK over Southern Miss. Russell, a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, was visited on Thursday by UK defensive line coach Rick Petri, who recruits the Florida area. Russell took an official visit to UK last weekend and received scholarship offers from Rutgers, South Florida and Southern Miss.
Russell’s commitment helps offset the loss of St. Xavier running back Deuce Finch, who committed to Boston College on Thursday night.
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