This year marks the first for Mike Campbell at the offensive tackle spot. The Pace (Fla.) prospect played tight end as a junior before transitioning to the offensive tackle position, his future home in college. It has been a work in progress for the 6-foot-5, 250-pound jumbo athlete.
"It is different," Campbell said of playing offensive line. "It is more challenging, the pass blocking is definitely a challenge. It has taken a while to get used to."
A pair of colleges have already recognized his potential on the line.
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"I have been offered by UCF and South Alabama," Campbell said.
His first offer came during a summer camp experience where he got tutelage from a college staff on his new position.
"South Alabama was my first offer," Campbell said. "They did it sometime during the summer. I was at their camp and they offered me there. It was awesome. All of it is new. The campus looks great. The coaches are real, real nice too."
The second offer from an in-state school just came in recently.
"UCF offered me about two weeks ago," Campbell said. "They said they were offering me off of what (Pace) Coach (Mickey) Lindsey said and what I did last year."
At this point, Campbell has yet to make his way to Orlando to check out the Knights.
"I want to but I haven't gotten down there," Campbell said. "I don't have anything scheduled right now but I am sure I am going to get down there at some point."
In addition to his two offers, Campbell says he is also hearing from Troy regularly.
"I don't have a leader," Campbell said. "Right now it is between UCF and USA. But I don't know because I haven't been down to UCF yet."
The offensive tackle intends to visit all three schools before making a decision.
"I plan to probably visit all three of them," Campbell said. "I am not going to make a decision before checking everybody out."