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  • SMU Mustangs
    Hard Commit - 9/21/2023

Keelon Russell

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 175

Prospect Info

  • High School Duncanville
  • City Duncanville, TX
  • Class 2025

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94

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0.9586

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    7 High
  • Ole Miss 50%
    7 High
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Evaluated 01/27/2024

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Elite playmaker for the quarterback position that can beat defenses with his arm and legs. Has been surrounded by an all-star cast the past two years, but has done more than just steer the boat as he often delivers in key moments. Accurate to the first two levels and gets the ball out fast. Slides around the pocket with his limber movement patterns and has both the speed and agility to turn scrambles into back-breaking gains. More of a one-read anticipatory thrower at this stage, but isn’t afraid to plant his flag and take a hit as he scans the field. Has also proven to be a rather efficient distributor on the move with the touch to drop passes into tight windows. Should be viewed as one of the more exciting signal callers in the 2025 cycle. Must keep improving as a decision-maker and working on the fundamentals, but has what it takes to provide some fireworks on Saturdays. Enters senior season with a 29-1 record and a 69.6 career completion percentage.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also runs track.
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2023: Led Duncanville to a 14-1 record and its second-straight Texas 6A D-1 state title. Completed 189 for 262 passes (72.1%) for 3,483 yards with 38 TD and 3 INT. Also ran for 361 yards and 6 TD while averaging 5.82 YPC.
2022: Took over for upperclassmen Jameir Willis in season opener and ended up leading Duncanville to a 15-0 record and a Texas 6A D-1 state championship. Completed 170 of 254 passes (66.9%) for 2,377 yards with 22 TD and 9 INT. Also ran for 203 yards and 3 TD while averaging 4.83 YPC according to the Dallas Morning News. Texas District 11-6A first-team selection.
-Gabe Brooks and Andrew Ivins

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Year
2023
2022
TOTAL
PaAtt PaCmp PaYd PaTD Int RuAtt RuYd RuTD
262 189 3483 38 3 62 361 6
254 170 2377 22 9 48 203 3
516 359 5860 60 12 110 564 9
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