Forestville, Md. linebacker Devonte Campbell had a standout performance last week against Bowling Brook Prep. The 2007 Rivals100 prospect stepped up in a big way on both offense and defense.
"We lost the game, but I had four catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns. I also had seven tackles and a sack," he said. "I'm pretty happy with the way I played, but I wouldn't say it was a standout game for me. I was just living up to what I'm supposed to do and fulfilled my duties.
"I think our team is pretty good. We're 1-2 right now and we've experienced everything we can. We can only go up from here."
The 6-foot-2, 216-pounder with 4.73-second speed hasn't received an offer yet, but thinks a few could be coming soon.
"I think Syracuse, Ohio State and Virginia might be close," he said. "I get a lot of mail from those schools as well as ones from Florida State, Florida, Maryland, Louisville, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Boston College, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Penn State."
Does Campbell have any favorites?
"I like Ohio State, the Florida schools, Syracuse and Boston College," he said. "I like them mostly for their educational programs. I'm looking at majoring in either engineering or psychology. They are also a lot of the schools that have been sending me the most mail."
The linebacker prospect holds game invites to a lot of schools including Maryland, Florida State, Ohio State and others. Is he looking to take any visits this season?
"The closest one for me is obviously Maryland, but the problem is our games are on Saturdays too," he said. "I wish I could go, but I can't. If I can get to any of them though I'll probably go to Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and the Florida schools. I'm hoping I do at least get a chance to go to Maryland with Antonio Logan-El."
By having a teammate like Logan-El, Campbell has received some good information heading into his own recruitment.
"Antonio's talked to me about recruiting and which colleges he likes," he said. "Actually most of the schools recruiting him are also recruiting me. He tells me about his visits and how they are. It's good to get that information before I do it, but I'll visit the schools myself and make my own decision."