Rumor has swirled that Rivals250 offensive tackle Bruce Campbell suffered a knee or hamstring injury recently in a game. We talked to the New Haven (Conn.) Hyde Leadership star to get an update on his condition to see how it has hampered his season.
"I did suffer an injury, but it was just that my muscles were stretched out and hyper-extended," he said. "I was told that I just have to relax and let them heal. It's getting better and I'd say it's about 90 to 95% back now. I even played last week in the game, but I didn't play as well since my lateral movement was messed up from the injury.
"I did well in the game especially for being out there and hurt. I got some pancakes and made like three or four tackles and a handful of assists on defense. I felt I had a really good game still."
The four-star prospect helped the Howling Wolves to a 3-0 start as they defeated Ellington-Somers-East Windsor 46-6.
"I believe we should be able to repeat as state champions, I think our team is really good," he said. "I'm seeing a big improvement from our team last year as we are a lot better rushing the ball and our yards per game. Our defense is really strong too."
On the recruiting front, Campbell still has Maryland, Nebraska and Virginia as his leaders.
"I'm still primarily looking at them because they always keep in touch with me and I've felt really comfortable with those schools," he said. "The coaches in particular stand out including John Blake at Nebraska, Dave Sollazzo at Maryland and Mark D'Onofrio at Virginia. They are all really down-to-earth people and I could see myself being with them for the next four or five years and have a relationship with them even after college too."