ELDRIDGE: Campbell's decision near
Todd Campbell

Posted Apr 4, 2006


Class of 2007 wide receiver, Todd Campbell is nearing the end of the recruitment process. The speedy receiver is among the top players at his position in the southeast. His recruiting list proves just that.

Class of 2007 wide receiver, Todd Campbell is nearing the end of the recruitment process. The speedy receiver is among the top players at his position in the southeast. His recruiting list proves just that.

Todd has offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Kansas St, Alabama, and a whole host of other division one programs. Originally from Elkton Kentucky, many thought that Campbell would migrate back to his home state Wildcats or Cardinals, but with the offers Campbell holds, the home state schools aren't necessarily in the driver's seat.

Although the Wildcats and Cardinals have recruited Campbell hard, there are other programs involved that are making a push for him as well. Rumors are running rampant that Campbell will give his verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee. It's unbelievable that just a year ago Campbell was relatively unknown, but a big change in his Franklin High football program changed that.

Coach Craig Clayton, formerly of Hopkinsville High (Ky) took over the Franklin High School's football team. Clayton installed a new system, which allowed Campbell to shine to college coaches looking for a big time receiver. "Todd moved down here from Elkton as a sophomore, and then his first year here, they played more of a running game. When I got here, we opened up the offense a little, so he could show his talents," Clayton said. "Todd's first offer came from Vanderbilt," said coach Craig Clayton. His other offers soon followed.

As for strengths, Campbell boasts a 4.45 forty time, and very soft hands. "He's got raw ability," his coach said. At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, he's already got college receiver size. Clayton says he needs to work on his open field running, and his lateral quickness, but his size and speed will make up for a lot of his short-comings early in his career.

This summer, he'll participate with his high school team at a passing tournament at Louisville Male High School, and also the Adidas Tournament in Knoxville. Campbell is expected to make a decision on Wednesday, April 5th. Stay tuned to KSR and Scout.com for further news on this story.


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