But that early Irish love has kept Notre Dame at the bottom of his top five.
Behind LSU on Daniel Campbell's list of favorites is Florida, followed up by Texas and Oklahoma. He reports offers from all of those schools, and also says that Minnesota, Oklahoma State, BYU and Baylor have also extended a scholarship. He'd like to see more interest from Notre Dame other than just the regular letters.
"I want to keep them in my top five because they were like a real favorite at first," Campbell said. "I always liked them as I child, I used to watch them a lot.
"There program is real good with the lineman, I know they get to a bowl game regularly, and I know they win."
Out of Aldine High, Campbell was named first team all-district in Region 19 Class 5A this past season, and is currently ranked No. 11 by Scout.com in its top-100 players in the state.
"My pass protection is real good, and my run blocking is real good," Campbell said. "My feet have quickness to get back, and my arms are long so guys can't hit me with swim moves and stuff. I also stay calm on the field when bad stuff happens, I stay relaxed.
"(LSU head coach Les Miles and ) said what they like about me is after I make a block, I would get up and get downfield and block somebody else. He liked my effort getting into the secondary."
Campbell loves the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium for LSU home games. He could also see himself playing in the SEC, and that's why Florida is listed behind LSU on his list of favorites.
He said he has only been to Texas, Texas A&M and LSU for unofficial visits. If the opportunity presented itself, Campbell would want to make a trip to Notre Dame.
Campbell's cousin is linebacker D.D. Lewis, a four-year NFL veteran with the Seattle Seahawks, and a former player at Texas. His older brother Keith Warren played offensive tackle at UTEP.
Campbell reports a bench press of 320 pounds, and a squat of 495 pounds. He said he hasn't got a copy of his GPA back, so he doesn't know it. One thing Campbell does know is that his top schools are always changing.
"Call me tomorrow and it could be totally different," Campbell said.
From the sound of it, especially if the Irish start to show more interest.