Jayru Campbell hasn’t even started his sophomore year of high school, but the recruiting process is in full swing for the 2015 Detroit quarterback.
Campbell, who helped lead Cass Tech to a state title as a freshman, already owns offers from Notre Dame and Alabama and made trips to both campuses this summer. Campbell, who also has an offer from Eastern Michigan, made a stop at Notre Dame for the Irish’s Future Stars Camp on Friday.
“It went pretty good,” said Campbell, who also made a trip to Michigan this month. “Everything was smooth.”
The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder had the chance to throw the ball in front of Irish head coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Chuck Martin.
“I learned a little something about Notre Dame from visiting the campus,” said Campbell. “It was a nice visit.”
Martin was impressed with what he saw.
“Coach Martin told me I threw the ball pretty good,” Campbell recounted. “He just wants me to work on my footwork a little bit more. He said that they really like me.
“I like their coaching style. They seem like pretty cool coaches.”
Campbell had the opportunity to find out what the Irish are looking for in signal-callers.
“I learned the type of quarterback they want,” he said. “They really want an accurate quarterback, not too much of a speed quarterback or a fast quarterback. They just really want somebody who’s accurate.”
Campbell thinks he could end up fitting that bill for the Irish down the road.
“I believe that I could someday be a Notre Dame quarterback,” he said. “I love the campus; I really do love the campus.
“The environment, it's just all nice and clean. It just seems like one day I could probably call it home.”
It’s still early, but the Irish are firmly entrenched among Campbell’s current favorites.
“Notre Dame was my second offer and of my top five schools, Notre Dame is definitely in there,” said Campbell, who also noted that Alabama, UCLA, Michigan, and Ohio State would be included as well.
Campbell will be busy with 7-on-7 football camps and AAU basketball tournaments the rest of the summer and isn’t sure if he’ll be making anymore college trips soon, but would welcome the chance to return to Notre Dame.
“I would love to visit again because I really liked.”