George Campbell was one of only a few 2015 prospects at the Under Armour All-America Underclassmen Combine in St. Petersburg, Fla., earlier this month, but the Florida wide receiver proved he belonged.
The East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) standout measured in at just under 6-foot-3 and 177 pounds. He also clocked the fastest 40-yard dash time at the event with a 4.44.
“It feels great to know that,” Campbell said of having the fastest 40. “There are only a few sophomores out here period, so to be here competing with juniors and soon-to-be seniors, it means a lot because it shows that I’ve been working hard and can compete with anybody in the state.”
Campbell certainly can. He consistently got behind defenders during one-on-ones and seven-on-seven. Even when he wasn’t able to create much space between himself and defensive backs, he was able to use his size to go up and get the ball.
Campbell already holds offers from South Florida, Central Florida, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt and Michigan.
“Everything is going pretty good,” he said of recruiting. “I’ve got a lot of schools coming at me so far. I’m young, so it’s not coming too fast, but at the same time, it’s coming.”
One school that hasn’t offered yet that has shown attention is Notre Dame.
“I’ve been reaching out to them a lot, just waiting to see about that offer,” he said of the Irish. “It’s a school with great academics, the academics are great for their school. I like their defense, they’ve got a nice offense and I like their coaches.”
A pair of Campbell’s teammates, 2014 prospects Artavis Scott and Mason Cole, are high on Notre Dame and have already visited South Bend.
“They tell me a bunch of good things about it,” Campbell said. “They like it. They like the coaches and said it’s a good atmosphere.”
It’s still early, but Campbell has already identified the most crucial aspect of his decision.
“Basically, academics is the biggest thing that I’m on right now. I want to get that degree and graduate along with the coaches and the environment.”