Auburn signee: Dontavius Russell

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Carrollton High School (Ga.) defensive tackle Dontavius Russell

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Dontavius Russell

Carrollton High School; Carrollton, Ga.

Pos: Defensive tackle

Ht: 6-foot-3

Wt: 300 pounds

Stats (Junior season in 2012): 34 tackles (eight solo, 26 assisted), 4.5 tackles for loss; no senior stats available for this player

Stars (Rivals/Scout/247): 4/4/4

Twitter: @Russ_Dont98

Quick hit: A longtime Georgia commit, defensive line coach Rodney Garner used familial ties (he played with Russell's uncle at Auburn in the 1980s) to flip the four-star prospect and give him yet another big body to work into the Tigers' already-stout defensive line rotation.

Malzahn says: "He's got family that was Auburn. He is a very big athletic guy, high character guy. We're very excited about him."

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