After a successful season hauling in 20 receptions for 768 yards and 10 touchdowns, schools are starting to realize that Rivals250 prospect Devonte Campbell wants to play tight end at the next level. The 6-foot-1, 234-pounder discussed what makes him stand out there over linebacker.
"I'd say the majority of teams now are recruiting me for tight end and that is what I prefer," he said. "I personally feel it is a more natural position for me and that is where I play my best. I also feel I have more to offer there."
At the moment, Campbell claims to have 17 offers on the table.
"I've got offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas State, Maryland, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penn State and more," the Forestville, Md. prospect said. "I'd say I'm pretty wide open right now still.
"I'm just looking for a great educational program since I want to study engineering. It will be pretty important that a school has that program because that is what my mind is set on. I'd also like a chance of playing early. Most of the teams have said I can get that chance. Finally, I want somewhere that is relatively close to home. I don't want to be all the way across the country."
Campbell may have trouble checking out schools this summer for visits though.
"Right now I have no camps or visits scheduled and I'm not sure even where I'd be headed," he stated. "I'm practicing four days a week and plan to go to SAT camp for two weeks in July. It could be very difficult to visit schools, but if I do it'll be in the next few weeks."
Despite possibly not being able to take visits, the tight end prospect hopes to begin narrowing his choices soon.
"I'll probably start narrowing my list down before the football season starts up in August," he said. "I still plan to take all of my official visits and then I'd like to get my decision done sooner than later."
Besides starring at tight end, Campbell registered 62 tackles and seven sacks on defense on his way to earning all-metro and all-county honors.