At 5'10 178 lbs, Jalen Cambell from Flour Bluff HS, is eager to prove himself to college coaches this spring. He's already lined up visits from several big name schools, while nabbing two offers from Texas State and TCU. UT and Oregon are supposed to stop by this week and later this summer Baylor and Alabama are set to come see this coveted DB.
"I'm a real scrappy player, who works hard and is quick off the line. I pay attention and study more than anyone else I know, and I just come out and try to be a play maker for my team on every down," said Campbell on what makes him special.
For those who don't know, Campbell had an offer from UT as a Sophomore, while under Mack Brown. It was his dream school and Jalen committed shortly after. Things changed after Brown's departure and Campbell's knee injury raised some concerns as well. There is no longer an official offer on the table from the Horns. Like we mentioned, UT is checking on him and could re-extend the offer if they like what they see. In the meantime, Jalen is still getting back into football shape and trying to regain his speed and quickness.
Currently Campbell runs a 4.6 forty but is looking to improve and get back to his previous best of 4.5 or better by the beginning of next season. To give coaches a chance to shed their doubt of his ability to recover from his injury, Jalen plans to hold out on his decision until at least mid season, but says he will not be shy to pull the trigger and commit if it feels right.
"I felt at home at Texas and i was comfortable with the staff there, but now i just want to go to a place where i know I will be taken care of, with good academics," said Campbell about what he is looking for in a program.
If anyone can snag his commitment early, it could be a huge steal for anyone so lucky. Campbell will be assessed by programs and coaches through the rest of the summer and into the season. Texas State and TCU are the first to show their confidence in him, and we will know soon enough who else thinks Campbell still has what it takes to be a star at the next level.
Currently Campbell is rated a 3-Star prospect by Scout.com National Recruiting Analysts and ranked as the 73rd best cornerback in the nation.