We thought North Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne defensive back D.J. Campbell was going to be on an official visit to Arizona State this past weekend. Well the talented safety did not make it to Tempe as he actually gave a commitment to a fellow Pac 10 school earlier in the week.
"I actually committed to Cal on Tuesday," Campbell said. "Cal was always my top school before recruiting even started. I always liked Cal and Michigan, those were kind of my two dream schools.
"MIchigan was recruiting pretty heavily early in the process but then they just totally dropped off. I would even call them but never got a call back. Then a few weeks ago, I got the offer from Cal and was really thinking hard about going there.
"I like Coach Alamar and Coach Littlejohn a lot and I just felt of all the schools, Cal had the best combination of athletics and academics for me. So on Tuesday, I called Coach Alamar and told him I was ready to commit. He was really excited and had me call Coach Littlejohn and then we talked for a long time.
"I'm really happy to get this out of the way because it was becoming a little stressful for me. I feel like a weight is now off my back and it feels really good to know where I'm going to be spending the next four of five years of my life. I've never been to Berkeley before but I have my official visit set for (Dec. 8).
"I've been to San Francisco but that's the closest thing for me. I'm still going to visit Fresno State on (Dec. 15) because I want to take another trip to have something to compare Cal to but I'm a solid commit and don't plan on ending up anywhere other than Cal next year."
Campbell, 6-0, 180 pounds is one of the more versatile defensive backs in the West region. He could play corner or safety for the Bears and he was one of the standouts at the SoCal NIKE Camp where he clocked a 4.54-40 and jumped 38 inches in the vertical, which tied for third best in the camp.