This last year has been a trying one for Notre Dame cornerback Keivarae Russell, but he has kept his head held high through all of it. In October, Russell said that he planned to "make history" with his return to the field in 2015, and he hasn't been shy about posting videos of his intense workouts as well as heartfelt messages about his goals for the year. ND Insider's Eric Hansen wrote a fantastic feature on Russell, which is worth a read for all Fighting Irish fans. In it, Russell makes a very powerful statement on his thought process after learning his fate ahead of 2014. Basically, leaving South Bend was never a real option for the proud Russell.
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Russell has a chance to be one of the nation's top corners for the Irish in 2015. If he lives up to those expectations, his redemption story will be one that Notre Dame fans talk about for years to come.