Rugged Mobile runner getting attention

A rugged running back capable of carrying the load for an offense, Mobile's Charles Campbell is starting to receive some well-deserved recruiting attention.

Campbell, 6-2, 220 pounds, just may be the most overlooked and underrated player in Alabama this year.

A durable workhorse whom his coach Chip Menton refers to as a "30 carries a game back," Campbell is a powerful North/South runner. who has put the team on his back and carried them to victory on more than one occasion.

Sporting a 4.60 time in the 40-yard dash, Campbell will be a four-year starter who made All-Area and All-State as a junior. Starring for B. C. Rain High School, he raced his way to over 900 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman, and Campbell backed that up with more than 1000 yards and six Tds as a sophomore.

His junior year he once again blasted his way through opposing defenses, totaling 1079 yards and seven Tds. For Campbell, 2002 sets up as a much-anticipated final season for college scouts.

Campbell is fully capable of being a college tailback, fullback, or linebacker. So far he's seen only limited time on defense due to his value at running back, but he could play there easily in college.

He registers a 32 ½-inch vertical jump, 290-pound bench press, 405 squat, and 325 hang clean. He carries a 2.4 GPA and is awaiting his ACT score.

The dominating runner is considering LSU, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, and Southern Mississippi.

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