Russell who stands 6'4" and 195 lbs chose Kansas over offers from North Texas and Wake Forest.
Ranked a three-star recruit by Rivals, Russell is the 26th ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2012 class. The Jayhawks had offered Russell a scholarship back in early June.
Last season was his first year starting for the Garland Owls, a season in which he threw for 779 yards (7 TD 6 INT) and ran for 395 yards and three touchdowns.
As stated Russell is the fourth 2012 recruit for the Jayhawks joining previously committed-
Brian Beckman - 6'6" 280 lb OL Blue Valley West High School (three star per Rivals)
Daniel Gray - 6'0" 165 lb DB Boyd Anderson High School (Lauderdale Lakes, Florida) (three star)
Derek Keaton - 5'10" 165 lb RB Fairview High School (Camden, Arkansas) (two star)