Campbell preparing to make decision

Corpus Christi (Tex.) Flour Bluff cornerback Jalen Campbell knows when he’ll make his decision.

Jalen Campbell knows when he’ll make his decision.


The three-star Flour Bluff cornerback still has TCU and Oregon as his top schools and he's prepared to decide between the two next month.

“I’ll make my decision on Aug. 11,” Campbell said.

The 5-foot-11, 178-pound prospect will attend a camp at TCU this Saturday and will try to make it up to Oregon in August before he makes his choice. As of right now, the former Texas commit doesn’t know where he’ll end.

“I honestly don’t even know where I’m going yet,” Campbell said. “If I made my decision today, I don’t know what I’d do because I like TCU a lot and I’ve been to that place before and met everybody, but at the same I like Oregon and I haven’t got to see everything yet.”

While his decision will initially depend on if he can make it up to Eugene, Campbell said he’ll still take official visits to both schools eventually. Both he and his father want the decision out of the way so that he can focus on his senior season.

“My dad really wants me to commit on Aug. 11,” Campbell said. “I think if I would have to commit to TCU, I’d still take an official visit to Oregon so I could get up there and I wouldn’t have to worry about all the money and I could see everything.”

Assuming that Campbell visits Oregon at some point, he’s looking forward to reuniting with secondary coach John Neal and meeting the staff.

“I’ve only met Coach Neal,” Campbell said. "Seeing how the team is and the atmosphere of the whole place I think is definitely the biggest thing.”

Campbell revealed that he still keeps in occasional contact with Texas and Texas A&M, but said they are waiting on other prospects to commit before making a spot available to him. He feels Texas "left him out to dry” after he suffered a knee injury and the new coaching staff re-evaluated him, which led to his de-commitment.

Since he feels neither team is making him a priority, he’s taking that into account in case they decide to jump back into the picture this season.

“Even if they come back, there’s a less likely chance I consider going and switching up schools,” Campbell said.

Admitting that he has enjoyed some of the recruiting process, Campbell is looking forward to being committed to a program once again.

“I look forward to committing and just worrying about football and not worrying about the recruiting stuff,” he said.


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