Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Russell Hansbrough

Fr., TB, 5-9, 180, Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS)
A smooth, explosive runner who has good vision and is tough to corral due to his quickness and elusive nature … Was a 1st-Team 4-5A All-District selection in 2011 while serving as a team captain … Ran for over 3,000 yards in a stellar prep career, including 1,238 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 9.5 yards per carry … Gained 950 yards and had 4 touchdowns as a junior, after netting 909 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2009 … Also earned 1st-Team All-District status as a junior … Was named the district 4-5A Newcomer of the Year during his sophomore season … High school coach – Kenny Perry … Parents – Doug & Janice Hansbrough … Lists hobbies outside of football as watching ESPN, watching movies and playing video games … Plans to major in business management at Mizzou … Chose Mizzou over Auburn, Arizona State, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas Tech, BYU, Iowa State, Minnesota, Kansas and Houston, among others … Listed his comfort level with the coaching staff as a big draw to Mizzou, as well as the curriculum having everything he’s looking for.