Jeremy Campbell having MVP type season

Spruce Creek (FL) High School linebacker Jeremy Campbell will also make his first career start at tailback this weekend. Inside The Ville recently spoke with Jeremy, as well as his father, about his senior campaign, official visits and more.

Spruce Creek (FL) High School's Jeremy Campbell was already viewed as a standout athlete, but through two games into his senior season, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker has taken his game to an entire new level.

In addition to his spot on the Spruce Creek defense, Campbell has added receiver and tailback to his senior campaign responsibilities. While his team is off to a 1-1 start, Campbell has performed well on both sides of the ball. Defensively, he has recorded 8 sacks, forced four fumbles, recovering three, and has three interceptions, while on offense he is the team's leading receiver in both receptions and yards.

However, Campbell, who is a perfect example of a team player, view's the early start to the year differently.

"It could be going better," he said on Wednesday. "Our offense is struggling. It's hard to win games when the offense is struggling. I'm doing decent, but I know I could be better."

As a junior, Campbell posted impressive numbers from his linebacker position, recording 43 tackles, including 3 sacks, which quickly drew the attention of college coaches. As he entered his final prep season, Campbell had more than a dozen scholarship offers. Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State and Purdue are among those vying for his services.

However, due to his desire to perform well at his new positions and help his team win, Campbell has turned his attention away from the ever-growing interest from school's around the country.

"Honestly, I'm letting my dad handle that for me right now," he explained.

With that, his father, Mark Campbell chimed in.

"That's how he is with things," he said. "He's just so focused on this season and wanting to help his team. We just learned that he is going to start at tailback this weekend, as well as outside linebacker."

With his son focused on the field and classroom, Mark Campbell has been talking with coaches and has received numerous official visit invitations.

"They all made the first round call," he said of the first week college coaches can call prospects. "Kansas, Purdue, Indiana, Florida State, Louisville - I could go on - they all called. We don't mind it, but I did ask them all not to call on Thursday's because that's when we watch game film."

"We do have one [official visit] scheduled," he continued. "We're scheduled to take a visit to Purdue in October. We are going to schedule more soon. We want schedule the visits so we can see what the entire football experience at each place is like. I know a lot of guys take their visits after the season, but we want to get the full football effect on our visits."

With one of his five visits already taken, a long list of schools are still under consideration for the remaining four trips.

"There's quite a few," Mr. Campbell said. "Clemson, Louisville, Mississippi State, Indiana, Georgia Tech and a bunch of others. Nobody's in front right now - he like's them all."

With additional scholarship offers likely on the way, Campbell's list of options will only continue to grow. Be sure to stay logged on to InsideTheVille.com for the latest on Jeremy Campbell, including his performance as a first-time starting tailback.


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