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Big OT earns first offers

Bruce Campbell out of New Haven (Conn.) Hyde Leadership is easily becoming the most highly recruited prospect in the state.
The 6-foot-7, 268-pound tackle has recently been hearing from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Maryland, Syracuse, Connecticut, Rutgers and Virginia.
This season Campbell helped the school to a 12-0 record as they won the state championship.
"Right now, I would say he's a national recruit," said Hyde Leadership head coach John Acquavita. "All those schools have done more than send a letter, but because of basketball he's had to turn down a lot of junior days."
One school that is showing a high amount of interest is Maryland.
"Maryland has shown a lot of interest and Bruce has expressed interest in that area."
As for offers, Campbell now has two in hand.
"Both Rutgers and Syracuse have offered, although Syracuse it was from their old staff," he said. "Maryland has confirmed they'll be offering soon, same with Iowa and Michigan State. By the end of the month, I would bet he'll have a handful of offers in his pocket."
Acquavita went on to rave about Campbell.
"You can't coach height and that's what all these schools are looking for," he said. "He has the potential to be one of the biggest recruits in Connecticut history since I've coached and I've been here for 25 years. I haven't seen a kid like him before.
"He's young and still growing into his body," Acquavita said. "He's a real special football player and a good guy to be around and is well liked by his teammates."
This spring Campbell is planning to attend the Blue Chip Combine at Rutgers in May.
College coaches and top prospects interested in more info on the Blue Chip Combine can e-mail mike@rivals.com
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