We're very excited about the rising senior class of players in Nevada this year. We had a chance to see several of the state's top players when over 40 athletes made the road trip to Los Angeles for the Nike combine at East Los Angeles back on March 11. One player we really liked was Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne athlete D.J. Campbell.
Campbell, 6-0, 180 pounds is a very good looking prospect who tested off the charts at the Nike combine recording a 89.86 SPARQ Rating, good enough for third best at the event which had over 700 players in attendance. The athlete clocked a 4.56 in the 40, 4.25 in the shuttle, jumped 39 inches in the vertical and did 16 reps on the bench.
As a junior, Campbell did a little of everything playing multiple positions on both sides of the ball.
"At different times during the year, I played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, cornerback, safety and returned kicks," Campbell said. "I think I'll be mainly playing receiver and defensive back this year and I would like to play corner in college."
A year ago, Cheyenne athlete and Oklahoma signee Quinton Carter was the headliner but Campbell actually has better measurables in terms of size, speed and overall athleticism. If he gets it done on the field early next season, Campbell should be recruited at the same level as Carter.
"Right now, I'm hearing from schools like Illinois, Michigan, Notre Dame and Colorado State," Campbell said. "I'm pretty open in terms of favorites but I grew up a Miami fan and that's still my top school right now. I also like USC, Notre Dame, Texas and Ohio State."
Academically, Campbell is carrying a 3.3 GPA, plans to major in Physiology and will take the SAT later in the year. He'll be at the SoCal Nike Camp later on in April.