Alabama recruiting commit Keelon Russell mic drops Elite 11 camp, wins MVP

It’s no surprise that Kalen DeBoer and Nick Sheridan pulled out all the stops to land Keelon Russell. The new head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide and his offensive guru Sheridan clearly saw something special in the Texas quarterback recruit, and boy, did Russell deliver at the Elite 11 camp in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He snagged the MVP title, proving he’s more than just hype from Duncanville.

Sure, Russell’s still playing second fiddle in the rankings to Tavien St. Clair, Ohio State’s prized five-star quarterback commit according to 247. But with performances like that, it won’t be long before Russell’s star ascends even higher.


DeBoer’s already shaping up a killer 2025 recruiting class, pushing toward the top 10 and eyeing a spot in the top five. If Russell has his say, Alabama’s offense could become the stuff of legends.

Think back to the days of Jaylen Waddle, Devonta Smith, and Henry Ruggs III lighting up the field together under Nick Saban. Imagine Russell leading an equally electrifying crew. With that kind of firepower, Crimson Tide fans might just start clearing space for more national championship trophies.