The Long Wait

Norco (Calif.) linebacker Jordan Campbell (5-11, 225, 4.7) said he just received offers this week from Utah and Colorado State, giving him 14 total. Campbell now favors Oregon (offer) slightly over Arizona State, Washington (offer), Fresno State (offer) and USC.

Jordan Campbell Profile

"I like Oregon because their weather is not too hot and not too cold. They have an up-and-coming program that had a lot of underclassmen on the roster last year--so it looks like they will have a good next few years," Campbell said.

"I went to camp at Arizona State last week and I expect an offer from them real soon--real soon. They got to see me play one-on-one and put on a good show. They liked how aggressive I am as linebacker--they said I really 'got in there'. They said that I'd have a good chance at some actual playing time as a true freshman because I am the perfect size and frame.

"I like the running back coach, Trent Miles, at Washington. He's recruiting me pretty hard. I haven't visited yet but I plan to, so I am going to see when their camp dates are. Washington is also a Pac-10 school and it's close to home," Campbell said.

"Fresno State's linebacker coach, Quaadir Brown, went to Norco when he was in high school and he has taken everything he learned here and applied it at Fresno State. I got to visit last year with his nephew, who was on our team, and I liked that their program was so similar to Norco's. Defense, Offense--everything's the same!

"I come from four generations of USC fans. My whole family roots for them. I would consider them more, but they haven't shown me much interest. If they offered me, they said they'd want me as a fullback, but I only want to play linebacker in college. I go to their camp this weekend, so I am going to try to show them that I am the best linebacker prospect in California," Campbell said.

"I am planning on going through the whole season until February to commit. The seniors that waited it out last year seemed to be happiest with their decisions, so I want to do the same. At that point, I'll sit down with my family and see what everyone wants me to do. My parents just want me to go to a Pac-10 school, and I probably will.

"I've been to two Nike camps and got one an overall score of 94--the best in California. I went to's Army All-American camp and was on their first team all-combine. Also, I went to Stanford's camp and got the best SPARQ score for linebackers in California," he said. "I'm hanging out with the best, so I must be one of the best. I think I'm the best linebacker in my state."

Campbell squats 550, bench presses 385 and has a 35 vertical jump.

He reports a 2.8 core GPA and awaits his May 6 SAT.

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