PSU's Christian Campbell On Moving North

Alabama native Christian Campbell signed with Penn State before ever visiting campus. What has the move North been like for him?

Sophomore cornerback Christian Campbell took a leap of faith when he signed with Penn State in February of 2014.

The second-ranked safety in Alabama, he was not recruited by the Nittany Lions through most of his high school career. But when former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin took over at PSU in early January of 2014, the Lions shot to the top of Campbell’s list.

Yes, he took an official visit to Penn State. But it happened in April of 2014, more than two months AFTER he signed with the Nittany Lions. That’s right, his first trip to PSU came long after he signed with the program.

Campbell fit right in at Penn State, and emerged as a backup cornerback during his true freshman season. He also contributed on special teams. He enters his sophomore season with 10 tackles and an interception (vs. Temple) under his belt.

We caught up with Campbell recently to talk about his transition from the South (his family now lives in Atlanta), the most difficult part of that move, how he sees himself fitting in with the Nittany Lion defense this season, if he liked the Crimson Tide growing up and more.

Campbell is part of a new breed of bigger PSU defensive backs, checking in at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. Get to know him in our video interview above.

 

 

 

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