Decision Soon After Campbell's Rutgers Visit

Monmouth Junction (N.J.) South Brunswick three-star safety Phil Campbell has a final three schools and a decision time-frame in mind. The coveted New Jersey prospect returned to Rutgers for a Wednesday visit, and broke down what his recent trip to Piscataway means for an upcoming decision.

Monmouth Junction (N.J.) South Brunswick safety Phil Campbell has one more visit before a decision after a Wednesday trip to Rutgers went well for the three-star prospect.

Campbell is focused on Rutgers, West Virginia and Pittsburgh with a decision expected in the next three weeks.

“Everybody’s been asking if I was going to commit today or when I planned on wrapping it up,” Campbell said. “I told [Rutgers coach Kyle] Flood that I have to take another visit next week to West Virginia. I’ll make my decision after that. I’ve eliminated other schools, and it’s really going to come down to what that visit is.

Campbell spent six hours on the Rutgers campus Wednesday, where the staff stressed its interest in Campbell as a safety.

“This visit was great,” he said. “The coaches made me feel very important. All of the coaches were waiting for me as I came up through the lobby. They made me feel very important and special. I got to meet some of their current safeties, and I heard all great things about the coaching staff. I was very comfortable.”

Accompanied by his mother and father – both Rutgers graduates – the day concluded with dinner alongside coordinator Joe Rossi and defensive backs coach Darrell Wilson.

“Obviously Rutgers has an advantage because all of my friends and family,” Campbell said. “It’s hard keeping everybody out of my ear and keeping my head straight. I’ve been trying to play it as evenly as possible to give every school that’s recruiting me a fair chance. I’m making the right decision for me.”


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