Corpus Christi (Texas) Flour Bluff three-star cornerback Jalen Campbell has narrowed his current list to two programs. On one hand there is the Pac-12 and on the other hand there is the Big 12. It is a tough choice but he has a plan of attack.
"Well I'm deciding between TCU and Oregon," Campbell said. "I'll be committing this football season. I have not set up my official to TCU yet, but my visit to Oregon is supposed to be November 1. After that I'll end up making my decision and committing and going to that school."
He does not have his official visit scheduled yet, but he does plan to take the visit before his November 1 trip to Oregon.
The two programs have given him plenty to think about over the last few months, and he continues to go back and forth between his top two options.
"Well ordinarily Oregon being a team that's always in the top five and they have had a good past couple of years and have such a great reputation definitely has me excited to be recruited by them and have an offer from them and maybe go there," Campbell said.
"To me they both have great coaching staffs and I love the coaches for both teams - the DB coaches and all of the defense.
"TCU, I like that they're in Texas and I would be able to come home every once in awhile, and their defense is always ranked ranked in the top five if not higher. Their defense, they run the same 4-2-5 I run at my high school.
"The only con about Oregon is it is so far away, but at the same time they're so good."
In fact Campbell, who was planning to make a preseason commitment on August 11, decided to bump back his decision timetable so he could take his official visits.
He may have narrowed his list to two programs but there are a couple of programs who have yet to offer, who could find their way into the mix with an offer.
"Probably Texas and Texas A&M," Campbell said. "Those are the only two I talk to on Twitter every once in awhile. I talk to coach Joseph and coach Bedford all the time. They're just waiting to see what numbers they get before they recruit me really hard."
Campbell did commit to Texas in the spring of 2013 when Mack Brown was the head coach of the Longhorn program. When Charlie Strong arrived the Longhorns let him know they would like to further evaluate him. This summer he camped at both Texas and Texas A&M.
As a junior Campbell missed the entire season after tearing his ACL and meniscus on the first kickoff of Flour Bluff's spring game. He spent the year working his way back and he is now feeling good as his senior season approaches.
"I'm good, I'm pretty much 100-percent," Campbell said. "I got cleared in late January so I guess when you guys saw me in March that's when I started getting back into the camps and stuff. That and then the whole summer and 7-on-7 we were really using to get me back to game speed and to my old self with the explosion and getting my knee back to where it was."
Campbell is currently ranked No. 46 among the nation's 2015 cornerbacks and a 5.7, 3-star prospect.