By OLIVIA PREWITT, Contributing Writer
Russ Yeast continues to rise. The incoming high school senior is prepared for what is to come; according to ESPN, Yeast is currently ranked a four-star playing at corner. The Indiana cornerback/receiver has taken full advantage of improving during his off-season.
Russ believes that him attending camps in the past has been a major help in the aspect of improving himself and getting seen by recruiters. He feels that Donovan Peoples-Jones challenged his game the most when working alongside him at the camps they both attended. “He’s really fast, tall, big, and just super athletic,” said Russ.
Russ is not complacent with the success from the past. He said, “This season I’m looking to improve in trying to stay healthy. I’ve gotten hurt both sophomore and junior year season. I wanted to get stronger and faster which I’ve already accomplished, and I want to have at least 1800 yards this season.”
Last fall Yeast’s football season unfortunately ended sooner than expected due to him experiencing a severe ankle sprain. Before he was injured, within the first 5 football games alone, Yeast had already scored 17 TD’s… SEVENTEEN! When I asked if he had a signature touchdown dance he smirked real hard and said “no.” However, be warned: the “no” did not sound very convincing to me.
His playlist right now to get hype is, “anything Kodak Black” he said. So maybe if you happen to be out and see Russ, turn on some Kodak and maybe he’ll reveal some of his dancing skills for ya.
I had a great time catching up with Russ and only wish him the best for his future. Continue to shine, Russ!