Player Primer: Wynston Russell

Had the pleasure of speaking with another talented De La Salle Meteor in 2019 DB Wynston Russell. This team just keeps producing great talent. Wynston and I talked his offers from UCLA and Western Michigan, his upcoming visits and him starting on varsity as a freshman. Watch out this kid is going to be a big name.

You can find Wynston on Twitter @___WR3.

Wynston Russell

De La Salle
Chicago, IL
Ht: 5’11”
Wt: 170 lbs
Class: 2019

Commitment status: Undecided

LPI: What were the most important things you did this offseason and are now doing in practice so you can improve this season? How do you go the extra mile to improve as a player?

WR: The most important thing that I did during the offseason was train. Everyday during the offseason I worked hard. Also I went across the country and competed against the best guys in the country. Right now during the season, I’m just focusing on playing fast and physical as well as being the best teammate that I can be.

LPI: Where do you currently have offers from? What are your greatest strengths or why should a school offer you?

WR: Currently I have offers from UCLA and Western Michigan. My greatest strengths are my versatility, speed, physicality, leadership and knowledge of the game. In my two years of high school I’ve played every position in the secondary and some will backer.

LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most?

WR: The schools that have kept in contact with me are Illinois, South Carolina, Nebraska, Louisville, Michigan, and Michigan St.

LPI: Where have you visited most recently and where are you visiting next?

WR: The last school I visited was Illinois. I won’t be making anymore visits the rest of the season. In the offseason I’ll be going to UCLA first then to Western Michigan and I haven’t decided where else yet.

LPI: What’s it like starting on varsity as a freshman? How did you deal with that pressure and playing against kids 3 years older than you?

WR: As a freshman starting on varsity it’s tough. I think that’s where I get most of my toughness from. I was the underdog so people came at me and I had to make plays. I never saw it as pressure I always thought that if you want to be great and considered one of the best this is what you have to do. It gave me a competitive edge.

LPI: In coach Boehm’s first 2 years at De La Salle his Meteors won a grand total of 5 games. You guys are now 5-1 this year and look primed for a deep playoff run. What would you say you guys are doing differently now compared to Meteor teams in the past?

WR: I wasn’t part of Coach Boehm’s first year as head coach but the biggest difference from last year is the coaching staff. We have coaches that do more coaching and teaching. I also feel like the team chemistry is starting to come around the culture is changing as people are starting to buy into the system and play as one.