Daniel Campbell: 2008 Prospect

Adding quality depth along the offensive line will once again be a priority for Notre Dame as they build the 2008 recruiting class. One of the best young prospects that has caught the attention of Irish coaching staff is Daniel Campbell of Aldine high school (Houston, Texas).

Notre Dame plucked one of the top offensive linemen from Texas in 2006 when they signed Chris Stewart, and it appears the Irish already have their sights set on another top lineman in Daniel Campbell (6-foot-5, 315 pounds) for the 2008 recruiting class.

"I've gotten a few letters from Notre Dame," Campbell replied when asked if Notre Dame had been in contact with him. "I think I started hearing from them toward the end of last year and I've been hearing more from this year. I think they came down [in the spring] to talk to my coach, in fact I think it was Charlie Weis.

"I like the way Charlie Weis coaches. I know they have a good academic program and their football program is very good too."

Campbell isn't surprised by the recruiting attention he is receiving, but he didn't expect it to come as early as it has. The standout offensive lineman has several scholarship offers and more should be one the way.

"I have offers from Florida, BYU, Baylor, Oklahoma State," Campbell said. "I'm also hearing from Nebraska, , Miami, and Kansas State, in addition to Notre Dame.

"My heart is in Texas, but Notre Dame is No. 1 one my list. I've been waiting for them to send me something for a long time. I love they way they play. I love the fans. Win or lose their fans are there.

"I'm looking forward to getting a chance to go up to Notre Dame," he added.

Campbell does play on both sides of the ball for Aldine, but he will likely use his talents knocking around defenders in college.

"I would think offensive tackle," Campbell responded when asked the position he was being recruited to play in college. "My strong points are pass protection and run blocking I'm physical on the field and I bring a lot of energy."


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