Notre Dame was clearly impressed with what it saw from Jayru Campbell and the Irish will have the chance to see more soon.
“I’m going to Notre Dame on the 22nd,” the 2015 quarterback from Detroit said. “I'm real excited. I don't know exactly what we’re doing at the camp. I've never been up there before, this will be my first time.”
Chuck Martin stopped by Cass Tech High School during the evaluation period and when Campbell called him back, Martin let the youngster now how impressed the Irish were with what they saw from his freshman film.
“I called Coach Martin and we were talking on the phone for a minute he told me, ‘You’ve got an offer from Notre Dame,’” the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Campbell recalled. “He told me he wanted to get my mom and dad up there to take a visit.”
Campbell’s parents won’t be able to make it to South Bend this month, “Not this time, maybe next time.”
Campbell already held an offer from Eastern Michigan before picking up a huge one this weekend from Alabama after performing in a 7-on-7 tournament in Tuscaloosa. He’s excited about where his recruitment is at such an early stage.
“It feels good and I feel like I can't stop now,” he said. “I've got a couple offers, but it feels like this is just the beginning I have to keep working because I'm not at where I want to be right now.”
Campbell gave credit to others for the accolades he’s earned so far.
“I had enough time to throw the ball last year, I had really good offense linemen,” he said. “Whatever I did, I just worked real hard at it, footwork drills. As far as passing goes, I just listened to whatever my coach told me. It wasn’t just me, it was my linemen and receivers.”
As for Campbell’s playing style, it’s simple.
“I just like to sit back, have receivers go out and throw to the open man,” he said.
Campbell isn’t sure of his other summer plans at this point.
“Besides Notre Dame, I don’t if I’m going to any other one, maybe Michigan,” he said.
Campbell still has three years of high school ball left, but he’s hoping to go to a school that can help him get to the ultimate level.
“Any little boy’s dream is to go to the NFL, so I'm just looking for a school that produces NFL quarterbacks, NFL players,” he said.
“I'm not really looking for a power running school, more of a spread or a pro-style offense. A winning school, a winning tradition, a great coaching staff, some big-time receivers, just a school that really loves the game.”