"He texted me last night at about 10:30 and he was like, 'hey man, I'll be in the 'Ville tomorrow. I leave from California at 8:00 (PST), I'll be there at 4:50 Louisville time and I'll be there in the meeting room with Coach [Strong] right when I get there," junior running back Victor Anderson told InsideTheVille.com after practice Thursday morning.
Though Louisville coach Charlie Strong didn't comment about Campbell after practice, Anderson, who spent time with Campbell during his June visit to UofL, said his addition should boost the Cardinals defense.
"He's going to be a great addition to our defense and a great help for Brandon Heath," Anderson said. "It's going to be great for our team overall. Bringing new guys in and helping them learn the system and enter our family is going to be great for him."
Pending a good physical report from team doctors, Campbell will begin practicing immediately. He must, however, adhere NCAA practice guidelines, meaning he'll spend the first few practices at UofL without full pads.
Now that Campbell is on his way to Louisville and will start practicing with the team, the only remaining question is whether he'll be able to play for the Cardinals this season.
Campbell remains in the process of resolving an "issue" at USC before he can play for Louisville this season. Sources have informed InsideTheVille.com that "issue" should be resolved one way or the other no later than the middle of next week, perhaps sooner. If the issue is resolved in Campbell's favor, he'll play this season. If not, Campbell would have to sit out and have one year remaining eligibility.