BYU showing interest in Texas quarterback

The Cougars are looking at one Texas quarterback in 6-foot-4-inch, 195-pound Davis Webb out of Prosper High School. Meanwhile, a second quarterback – this one from Lone Star High School in Frisco – has come up on the Cougar radar.

The past two seasons were tough for 6-foot-3-inch, 205-pound Lone Star High School quarterback Will Campbell. First, his high school made the jump to 3A his sophomore year and the team struggled. Then the following year, Campbell broke his ankle in the sixth game of the season, causing him to miss some games.

He finished last season with 935 yards and seven touchdowns. However, because of his injury, the stats don't tell the entire story.

Campbell is receiving interest from various colleges from around the country. Some of those colleges include Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Wake Forest, Boston College, Ole Miss and Arkansas. Now, BYU is taking a look at the ‘Frisco Kid.'

"I think it was Coach DuPaix, the recruiting coordinator, who emailed me because I emailed him about my highlight video," Campbell said. "He got back to me and said he liked it and wanted to come and see me throw."

Although Campbell has only spoken a few times with Coach DuPaix, BYU's recruiting coordinator made a good impression on the Texas quarterback.

"Coach DuPaix is a straightforward and honest guy," said Campbell. "He doesn't beat around the bush and lets you know what's going on, and I like that. That's what really sticks out to me."

Coach DuPaix followed up on his word and flew down to Frisco, Texas to visit Lone Star High School and watch Campbell workout.

"He came to my school one day and watched me throw," Campbell said. "He talked about BYU's Junior Day on June 13th, and he was talking about how their offensive coordinator likes me, likes my highlight video and wants to watch me throw in person. He talked about me heading up there for their Junior Day."

Campbell, who previously attended an Ole Miss Junior Day in February, is planning out future recruiting trips for this summer.

"I've been calling Coach DuPaix every now and then, just building a relationship with him," said Campbell. "I'll probably be heading on down and going to that. I'm kind of planning right now on what I'll be going to or canceling this summer. They definitely said they wanted me to come down there this summer and compete against some good quarterbacks. If I do head down there it will be for the Junior Day on June 13th. I still need to plan things out with my parents. As of now I do plan on heading out there as long as nothing crazy happens."

BYU is known as "Quarterback U," and this is not lost on Campbell.

"It would be a good experience because I definitely want to compete against the best," said Campbell. "I want to get my name out there and showcase my talents. I know BYU is a prestigious school and have a lot of quarterbacks in the College Hall of Fame. I think BYU has the second most of any college, and that's good for me. BYU is known for having good quarterbacks and I think they just got another one [in the College Hall of Fame] in Ty Detmer.

"BYU is known to handle the quarterbacks really well and develop them into successful players. That's what I look for. Also, they compete every week to win and are independent so they can play who they want week in and week out. BYU chooses to play the best around the country and go to bowl games all the time."

The 2013 recruit hopes that he can perform well enough to get his name out there and possibly earn a scholarship offer.

"I really think if I go and throw for them and do well, it will build up towards an offer, and that's what I'm hoping for," said Campbell. "BYU is a great school with a lot of tradition. They have a great coaching staff over there. BYU looks for high-caliber kids with good character, and I have good grades. I have Ivy League schools looking at me and my GPA is a 4.09, so I know that BYU doesn't just recruit anyone."


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