Campbell excited about being the man

Tennessee appears to have several talented quarterbacks in the Volunteer state this upcoming fall. Ensworth High School signal caller Wirth Campbell is one of those talented athletes who is still looking for that first official offer. Go "Inside" for the latest on Campbell and the schools that are currently showing interest.

Getting a chance to show what you're made of is what every football player hopes for in high school.

For one Tennessee high school prospect, he got the opportunity to play in a backup role as a junior for an undefeated Ensworth team throughout the regular season.

Now, Wirth Campbell is excited about the chance to be the leader of a team that is expected to make another run in the state high school playoffs.

Campbell appears to have all the needed physical tools, and InsideTennessee.com got the chance to see the talented signal caller in action last weekend at the Regional Badger 7-on-7 tournament held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Campbell is listed at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds and runs the 40 in 4.7 seconds.

"I had a lot of fun last week at the 7-on-7 tourney," Campbell said. "I got a chance to meet a lot of the top players from my state. There is a lot of talent here in Tennessee."

Campbell is excited about the rest of spring and the upcoming summer and fall.

"It's great to get my chance of being the guy for my team," Campbell said. "Not only do I want to be a great quarterback but I want to be a great leader. I'm the type of athlete that loves to lead by example."

Campbell appears to be an extreme competitor.

"I feel that I have a strong arm, and I'm pretty accurate," Campbell said. "I'm ready to show what I can do."

Hard work isn't something new to Campbell; he has been already working hard in the off season to prepare for this golden opportunity.

"I'm benching pressing over 265 right now," Campbell said. "I love living in the weight room."

While Campbell has no official offers yet, several top schools are already showing interest.

Those schools include Tennessee, Clemson, Memphis, Middle Tennessee and Harvard.

"I plan on attending several camps this summer, including the one at Tennessee," Campbell said. "I'm also planning on going to the Elite 11 camp at Alabama later this month."

THE INSIDE TAKE ON WIRTH CAMPBELL

A very physically impressive young man. Appears to have a very strong arm with good command of the football.

He is still a little raw athletically and has some work to do with fundamentals. He appears to have a strong up-side.

He has one of the top offensive linemen in the state in Antonio Richardson, and that should have Campbell smiling a lot this coming fall.


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