"We're only 2-2 but we're playing really well," Campbell said. "We lost to the No. 3 team in the state and to the No. 5 team. We beat ourselves in both games and I still see us looking at a state championship later in the year."
Campbell, who says he's currently "6-8 and about 235", has been playing both ways this season.
"On offense, I have 13 catches for 210 or so yards and one touchdown," he said. "I could have more. I had a 54-yard touchdown called back because of holding and another 32-yard catch called back because of penalty. I'm getting some big plays in, though. On defense, I only have four sacks because the teams we've been playing have pretty much been running the ball a lot."
Campbell, whose 28 sacks as a junior made him the state's leader, said he's excited about this week's game.
"The team we play this week throws the ball a lot," he said. "I can't wait because I can go after it. No teams around here really throw the ball so when someone does, you're pretty fired up as a defensive end."
While he was unsure about his future position the last time we spoke, Campbell has a pretty good idea now.
"I think I'm a really good tight end," he said. "And I think I could be a real good player at that position in college. But I think I'm better at defensive end and that's really where I want to play. The coaches at Miami say I have a choice and I'm gonna choose defensive end to start with. I like scoring and stuff, but the chance to play defensive end, especially at a place like Miami, is something I'd love to do."
Speaking of Miami, Campbell made a commitment to them during summer break. He talked more about that.
"I committed to them and there's absolutely no doubts," he said. "It's a for-sure thing, I'm going to Miami. I talk to the coaches every week. I haven't planned (a visit date) yet but it'll be during their preparation for a bowl game in December."
The standout defensive end said several coaches continued calling him in September until he gave them a message.
"Some coaches were still calling," he said. "They acted like they didn't know I was committed to Miami. I told them I'm a Hurricane but thanks for the interest. I'm going to Miami, that's where my heart's at."
Campbell said even some basketball coaches call from other schools. Since he's also a top flight basketball player, he's considered playing both sports in college.
"I thought about it but I think that would be awefully hard, especially at a school like Miami," he said. "I've seen other guys try it but it usually doesn't work. When you're at a place like Miami where they compete for championships, you're focused on football for most of the year anyway."
Campbell is a full academic qualifier.
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