"I'm keeping an open mindset to all the colleges," Champaign said. "I'm just waiting for that perfect college to come in and offer, but right now I've had a couple good ones."
"I really don't have a top-five," Champaign said. "Stanford's high on my list. So is BYU and so is Air Force. Right now, I'm weighing my options and just seeing who offers me."
While he denies targeting any other specific offers, Champaign does have a clear idea of what he is looking for in a potential college destination.
"I'm looking for a really good education," Champaign said. Education is my number one criteria. "Then I'm looking for nice facilities, good football and just the things that pretty much every recruit wants. I'm not too picky."
Champaign will visit Stanford, Air Force and BYU this summer to see if any of those schools fit his wants. As one might be able to infer from those summer travel plans, distance will not loom large in Champaign's decision.
"No, distance isn't a factor for me in a college," he said. "How far away the school is doesn't matter. Air Force has really good education and their facilities are nice," Champaign said. "BYU has good coaching, nice facilities and is in a good area. And Stanford has an awesome education and it has BCS football with an Ivy League education."
Champaign also seemed impressed with the Cardinal coaching staff.
"Coach Taggart is my recruiting coach," Champaign said. "We probably talk once a week. He's a really good guy. I like him and he's easy to talk to. He's just a cool guy to get along with."
Champaign, also in contact with linebackers coach Andy Buh and head coach Jim Harbaugh, is being recruited as either a linebacker or defensive end. But as long as it's not on the bench, Champaign doesn't have a preference when it comes to is future position.
"I'll play anywhere on the field," he said.
Champaign is anxiously awaiting the results of his SAT and ACT tests. He posted 14 sacks and 46 tackles in an impressive junior season.
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