Russell switches from KU to Baylor

Garland (Texas) High School coach Jeff Jordan has confirmed that three-star quarterback Seth Russsell has switched his commitment from Kansas to Baylor.

Russell took an official visit to Baylor over the weekend and told Jordan that the trip was good enough to make him stay in state and play for coach Art Briles.

“He’s a Baylor Bear, and he’s really excited about it,” Jordan said of Russell, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback who originally committed to Kansas in July. “He really liked [the visit]. He felt real comfortable down there. He had been to Baylor this summer, but at that point, he wasn’t sure if they were going to offer a quarterback. He had always liked them, and once they came in the picture, he knew that was where he wanted to go.”

A quarterback with 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Russell was a legitimate dual-threat option for a Garland team that advanced two rounds deep in the Texas Class 5A playoffs. He threw for 1,502 yards and 12 touchdowns and also had 471 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

Recruited by Baylor co-offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery, Russell became the Bears’ 22nd commit of the 2012 recruiting class. He is ranked the 47th-best quarterback in the country. Russell also received offers from North Texas and Wake Forest.