"I just felt like that was the place I wanted to be after high school, so I committed," he said. "It was peaceful for me up at Georgia."
Russell's commitment is Georgia's fourth for the class of 2014. But he's a significant one as he's Georgia's highest-rated commit so far. He said that he felt very comfortable in Athens, which led to the commitment.
"I went up there and was talking with Chris Wilson. I saw that everything was cool there. I felt like it was the place I was most comfortable at," he said. "I felt really good about Coach Richt. I didn't know much about Mark Richt, but he is a really cool person. He cares about things other than football. He talks about stuff other than football, and that's a good thing."
Russel said he's not too concerned about making a decision about recruiting this early in the process.
"I asked everyone – I talked with my coaches and parents – and they all thought it was a good decision," he said. "Its not an April Fool's Joke at all."
Russell said his commitment to Georgia made Richt very happy – as would be expected.
"I called Coach Wilson and Coach Richt to commit," he said. "Coach Richt just said it was awesome. He told me that I made his day."