February 23, 2008

Five-star Shepard almost pulls the trigger

For one of the highest-ranked members thus far for the Class of 2009, LSU's Junior Day on Saturday was almost the end of his recruiting process.

That is how impressed Russell Shepard was.

The 6-2, 183-pound athlete out of Cypress Ridge High School in Houston is a five-star prospect according to the latest Rivals.com rankings. The 4th-ranked overall prospect for the entire Class of 2009 Shepard has offers from several big time schools and is only more importantly is only waiting on an ACT score to qualify academically.

"I am actually still at Junior Day," Shepard said.

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