Pac-10 Preference

California linebacker Jordan Campbell (6-0, 226, 4.6) is a Pac-10 kind of guy. With offers from Baylor, Connecticut and Minnesota, the Norco High School recruit said he wants to stay close to home and play in the Pac-10.

Jordan Campbell Profile

"USC is my favorite right now," Campbell said, "followed by Oregon, Arizona State and UCLA. My coaches said I should be getting offers soon from Arizona State and San Diego State. I'm also getting a lot of stuff from Colorado State, Arizona, Boston College and Oregon.

"I really like the style of play at USC. I went to junior day and it was cool because I got to talk one-on-one with the coaches. They said they liked my highlight film. I'm getting a lot of letters from them and I'm planning on attending their skills camps on June 11. I really liked the whole atmosphere of the school. The coaches are really energetic…they would really push me to get better.

"Oregon is my number two pick right now. I haven't been to the campus yet, but I'm planning on getting up there soon. I've gotten some handwritten letters from Coach (Don) Pellum and I've been keeping in contact with them. I'm going to the combine on May 7 at Citrus College, so I hope I'll get a chance to talk to them there and at the Stanford combine the next week. I know they want to see me in person.

"I really like Arizona State too," Campbell said. "I just got an e-mail yesterday from Coach Tom Osborne telling me they really liked my highlight film and they're waiting for Coach (Dirk) Koetter to get back into town to show him. My coaches said Arizona State is a really beautiful place. They said everyone is so big down there…that's might be an issue since I'm only 6-0. I really want to go check out their facilities and see everything for myself.

"I also like UCLA a lot. I visited the school and really was impressed with the campus and facilities. I really liked the Rose Bowl too. They recruited my teammate, Toby Gerhart, last year, so I got to meet the coaches then. They said they are a little deep at linebacker this year so they might not have the scholarships to offer. I'm just waiting to see."

Campbell said his strength is his knowledge of the game. "I've always been around a football…I've been playing since I was eight years old. When I was little I used to watch game film with my dad, so there's not an offense I haven't seen. I'm really good at the blitz too. My pass drop is what I need to work on. When I transferred to Norco, I had never really worked on my pass drop because my old school had more of a running game. Norco passes a lot more so I'm really trying to get my pass drop down."

Final junior (13-1) stats and honors: 135 tackles -=All-state/All-city/All-league

Bench: 365/squat: 505/power clean: 275

Campbell reports a 2.75 core GPA/May 6 first-time SAT.

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