Jayhawks land Texas QB Seth Russell

Seth Russell, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound quarterback out of Garland, Texas, orally committed to the Kansas football team on Tuesday.

Lending credence to recruiting coordinator Reggie Mitchell’s claim from earlier this summer that, “you always take a quarterback,” the Kansas University football program picked up an oral commitment from a three-star QB out of Texas on Wednesday.

According to a report from JayhawkSlant.com, Seth Russell, 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, out of Garland, Texas, made up his mind Tuesday night and let the KU coaching staff in on his decision as soon as he could.

“I called this morning and told the coaches I was committing,” Russell said. “I loved my visit there and it felt like family to me. It was an awesome feeling to be around the coaches. I am blessed to be a part of an organization like that.”

Russell chose KU over offers from North Texas and Wake Forest. Oklahoma and Texas A&M also had been showing interest.

Head coach Turner Gill, offensive coordinator Chuck Long and wide receivers coach David Beaty all played a big role in landing Russell, who ranks as the 26th best dual-threat QB in the country according to Rivals.com.

Russell becomes the fourth player in the Class of 2012 to commit to KU.