New Haven (Conn.) Hyde Leadership offensive tackle Bruce Campbell gave his commitment to Maryland over the weekend over offers from Virginia, Nebraska and Michigan State among others. What made the 6-foot-7, 272-pounder pick the Terrapins?
"Going into the visit I wasn't really thinking about committing. I was still considering Virginia or one of the other schools," he said. "In the end though, I had a really good time and I realized that Maryland took a lot of interest in me throughout the recruiting process and they began to talk to me about academics and all that. In my mind, I knew Maryland was where I wanted to be.
"I decided to tell coach Sollazzo of my decision Monday morning and he was really excited. He was overjoyed about my decision and now I feel real good, it's a load of stress off."
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The Rivals250 prospect plans to study criminal justice in college.
Campbell had one final word to say to Maryland's fans.
"Tell them all we're going to have a great football team in the future and we have a lot of great athletes coming in."