After a breakout performance in the Elite 11 semifinals, it appears that future Rutgers quarterback Anthony Russo isn't quite done turning heads. During the semifinals, Russo put together a performance so dominant that it was impossible for him to be denied an invite to Oregon for the finals.
Russo has picked up right where he left off and probably has some scouts wondering why they ranked him so low. Checking in at around 6-4 225, Russo boasts the prototypical size and frame for Rutgers' pro-style offense. His frame and arm strength allow him to be able to make all the throws on the field.
247 analyst Barton Simmons had plenty of praise for Russo.
In his recap of the first throwing session, Simmons praised Russo and a couple other QBs on their physical stature and arms.
There were eight college quarterbacks taking part in the drills and for the most part they were easy to tell apart from the rest of the pack. There were however a few high school prospects that could pass easily for college guys as it relates to their physical maturity and stature.
KJ Costello, Patrick O'Brien and Anthony Russo are all in that 6-4, 220-pound range. They're all thick, with powerful frames and they each have the kind of arm that doesn't belie their 17 and 18 year-old age. That size and durability bodes well for those guys' ability to deliver from the pocket, take the occasional punishment and shrug off the occasional free rusher.
In his Day 1 wrap, he had Russo under the category, "Stock Up"
Rutgers commit Anthony Russo is going to need to follow up his Monday performance with some strong showings when it counts against a defense but we loved what we saw out of the Pennsylvania native on during the first two workouts. He's got a big, strong frame and he can make the big throws with as much command as any prospect in attendance. He's one guy that has a chance to really climb in the rankings.
Another 247 analyst, Steve Wiltfong, had some praise for Russo as well
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