Jordan Campbell mid-season update

Norco (Calif.) linebacker Jordan Campbell has just put the final touches on a six-game highlight film and the video was handed to the USC coaching staff.

If the viewing goes as Campbell hopes, then the Trojans offer to the four-star prospect will flip from an offer as a fullback to one strictly as a linebacker.

"I gave it to Coach Watson, since he was the one recruiting me," said Campbell. "Each week the coaches get together to watch the highlight films so they're watching mine and they said that they will get back to me on Thursday."

Campbell dropped off the film with the coaches at the Trojans game with Arizona State, and he's hoping the feedback he gets matches his expectations.

"They're going to let me know the feedback, but I definitely think when they see me on defense, they'll see I'm as good as any other linebacker ranked ahead of me," said Campbell. "I gave them the Santiago game so they could see me on offense and defense."

In the meantime, Campbell is keeping a few other schools close while also planning to send film to two additional schools to see if a scholarship comes from them.

"USC and Oregon are the main two right now," said Campbell. "Washington, I like them too and I like Cal and Notre Dame. I want to send them my highlight film and see if they're going to start recruiting me."

Fresno State will get an official visit from Campbell but aren't much of a serious suitor for him.

And make no mistake, the Trojans are clearly in the drivers seat for Campbell.

"SC is still my leader," said Campbell. "Honestly after this highlight, I think they're going to play me there. I'm a lot like #58 (Rey Maulauga), who flies to the ball, I have a nose for the ball, always run hash to hash, I'm good in my pass drops. The biggest thing I was struggling with was my pass drops, but now I'm doing real good. I'm just coming along, punishing people."

Through the first seven games, Campbell is showing his knack for the tackle, averaging 14.8 tackles a game.

"The funny thing is, all my tackles, they're always in the backfield," said Campbell. "Against Santiago, the wingback went in motion, I read the block, and then a 14-yard loss."

Despite having a host of good offers and a clear idea on where he wants to go, Campbell isn't in a rush to end his recruitment.

"I want to wait till the end now, wail until Jnauary, and focus on the season," said Campbell. "I don't want to worry about committing, I'll just keep wowing people with the highlight film. Our defense is balling and we want to get to the state championship game."

Norco has a 7-0 record and if things break right, could, in fact, make the California Division I Championship Game.

His trip to Fresno State could be affected if Norco stays alive for the state playoffs.

"I plan on still going, but with state, I'll have to see that weekend," said Campbell. "I want to do all five trips. I was planning on visiting SC for the Notre Dame game, but coach wants to change it to later in December. He wants the California guys to go down to the Notre Dame game, when the out of state recruits are there, then they'll make the official weekend on December 17-19 for us.

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