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Former Mariner HS star KeiVarae Russell part of academic fraud investigation at Notre Dame

KeiVarae Russell, the former Mariner High School star who was heavily recruited by Washington before signing with Notre Dame in 2012, is one of four players who has been suspended by Notre Dame while the school investigates claims of academic fraud.

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick confirmed the identities of the suspended players during a news conference a few minutes ago.

Russell starred as a running back and defensive back at Mariner. He plays cornerback for the Irish. Back in December 2011, Russell had narrowed his college choices to Notre Dame and Washington. He said he chose to sign with the Irish because, as he told The Seattle Times, “Notre Dame, as far as athletically and academically, you can’t beat it. Once you get a degree from Notre Dame, you’re basically set for life.” Read more »


Recruiting: Northwest Nuggets mark their 25th Anniversary

UW defensive tackle Steve Emtman was a member of the Northwest Nugget's first class and has the distinction of being the No. 1 Northwest Nugget of all-time.

Quick Note: Todd Milles and Doug Pacey did all the hard work on this section. As someone, who has helped with this recruiting package, it’s time consuming and difficult, but very enjoyable when the finished product comes out.

Twenty-five years ago, The News Tribune published its first its annual look at the top football recruits in the region —

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KeiVarae Russell chooses Notre Dame over Washington

The “fence” around the state of Washington that head coach Steve Sarkisian boasted of building to keep in-state recruits in seems to have a few holes in it.

For the third time this season, the Huskies have lost out on a high-profile in-state recruit as Mariner running back KeiVarae Russell announced today that he will attend Notre Dame next fall. Russell had narrowed his choices down to the Irish and the Huskies.

That means, Washington has now lost out on Tacoma Baptist offensive tackle Walker Williams, who committed to Wisconsin, and Puyallup offensive

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