Although he hasn't received any new offers since the September 1 evaluation period kicked off, North Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne defensive back D.J. Campbell is hearing from a host of schools at this time. Two colleges, one from the Big 10 and Pac 10 head his list.
Campbell, 6-0, 180 pounds was one of the top athletes we saw out West during the NIKE Camp tour this past Spring. He clocked a 4.54 in the 40 and his 38 inch vertical jump was the third best we tested at the SoCal NIKE Camp.
Cheyenne is off to a 3-0 start this year and Campbell has been getting it done on both sides of the ball. He's playing quarterback on offense and safety on defense.
"We run the veer on offense so I get a chance to run with the ball a lot," Campbell said. "We have a strong offensive line this year so I'm really enjoying playing quarterback a lot better than I did last year. I don't know all my stats but I've scored four touchdowns, two on offense and two on defense.
"I have three interceptions and returned two for scores, one from 80 yards out and the other from 69 yards. My other pick was in the end zone. I was going to try and take it out and see if I could go for a 100 yard return but my teammates got in the way so I couldn't bring it out. I'm not sure about tackles but I bet I have around 10 a game. We have a big game this weekend against Foothill who has D'Angelo Jones, the top running back in the state so that should be a good game for us."
On the recruiting front, Michigan and Fresno State offered early and those two remain the sole offers for Campbell.
"Both schools have called me this month along with Nevada, UNLV, Cal, Arizona, Oregon State and Arizona State," Campbell said. "Most of the schools are recruiting me for safety but Michigan likes me as a big corner. Just about everyone is saying the same thing, they want to offer me as soon as they get my senior film so I'll be mailing that out soon.
"I haven't set up any trip dates yet but I know I want to visit Cal and Michigan for sure. I've talked to Michigan about visiting when they play Michigan State (Oct. 7) but nothing is definite yet. I for sure want to take all five of my visits and right now, I just want to keep those last three open until I see who is all recruiting me. I want to keep room for new schools to emerge without having to bump a school that I already set a visit with."