Franklin (Tenn.) wide receiver Todd Campbell has several early scholarship offers from SEC programs and has an early list of favorites.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder has offers from Tennessee, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Kansas State.
He has some criteria by which to judge his choices.
"I am looking for a good school academically," Campbell said. "It needs to be a place where I feel like I can graduate. It needs to have prestige and I need to like the location. The team also needs to play good football."
Campbell has been communicating with coaches from these programs via text messages and by calling the coaches.
"I speak with coaches from Tennessee on a weekly basis and Vandy every couple of days," Campbell said. "South Carolina texts and Kentucky texts."
Campbell has an early top six of the Vols, Gamecocks, Commodores, Florida, LSU and Georgia, with Tennessee holding the lead. He attended the UT Junior Day in Knoxville and will attend other Junior Day events at South Carolina and Vanderbilt. He also has been invited to Junior Days at Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Campbell is originally from Kentucky and grew up pulling for the in-state Wildcats, along with the Vols. The current college football player he admires the most? Vanderbilt wide receiver Earl Bennett, a freshman All-American selection in 2005.
"He is such a smooth player and I like how he plays," Campbell said. "He plays with no fear."
Greg Adkins is recruiting Campbell for the Vols, Steve Spurrier Jr. for South Carolina and Ted Cain for Vanderbilt.
This summer, Campbell plans on attending camps at Tennessee, Notre Dame and South Carolina. He also will attend the Athens NIKE Camp on April 29 on the campus of the University of Georgia.