Earlier this month, Jersey Village's hard-hitting safety Steven Campbell didn't think he would make a commitment until late this summer—possibly not until the fall. But that was before the chips began to fall in College Station last week, including the commitment of fellow safety Charlie Thomas.
That's when Campbell decided it was time to pull the trigger as well.
"It was close to home and (College Station) is a nice place," said Campbell, who was primarily recruited by defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt and defensive backs coach Van Malone. "The coaches up there are great. They have so much NFL experience, which is where I want to end up."
Campbell said that A&M head coach Mike Sherman was also involved in the process from the beginning.
"Early on I talked to Coach Sherman and he told me that he really liked me and wanted me to come up and visit."
Now that the commitment is official, the 6-foot, 186-pound safety says he's excited about the opportunity to try to revitalize the Aggies' famed Wrecking Crew defense.
"It means a lot to be part of something that big," he said.
Jersey Village head coach David Snokhous described what Campbell brings to the field in an interview last month with Scout.com
"He is a quiet kid that doesn't speak up all that much, but he will communicate with you on the football field by knocking your head off," said Snokhous. "He knocked a couple of guys out of games last year and a couple of his hits knocked balls loose."
But Campbell doesn't want to be strictly known as a hard hitter. He wants to make sure that he uses his speed and his hitting abilities to make smart choices.
When asked if he planned on taking any other visits now that he has committed to the Aggies, Campbell was quick to respond.
"I'm planning on shutting it down," he said.
Campbell discusses commitment
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