2017: Russell will serve as a backup walk-on wide receiver as a sophomore in 2017.
2016: Russell saw brief action in 1 game (Notre Dame) as a reserve walk-on wide receiver as a redshirt freshman in 2016, but he did not catch a pass.
2015: He redshirted as a reserve wide receiver as a first-year freshman walk-on at USC in 2015.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was 2014 All-CIF Southwest Division first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County third team and All-Seaview League first team as a senior wide receiver and cornerback at San Clemente (Calif.) High. He had 29 catches for 728 yards (25.1 avg) with 5 TDs on offense in 2014 and 47 tackles with 3 interceptions and 8 deflections on defense, plus he returned 18 punts for 197 yards (10.9 avg). San Clemente advanced to the 2014 CIF Southwest Division championship game. Current Trojans Sam Darnold and Jack Sears also prepped at San Clemente.
He also played basketball at San Clemente.
PERSONAL: He is a business administration major at USC.