"Coach Carroll and everybody sounded really excited about me going to SC and they think I have a really good chance to play as a true freshman. Coach Carroll said it's a great thing for SC to have a good fullback. If I don't play at fullback, they'll put me on defense and see if I can earn a spot there. He also said he wants me on the field for special teams."
With Stanley Havili the only fullback certain to return, Campbell's commitment could be extremely important for the Trojan offense in 2007.
"Coach Carroll was comparing me to Allen Bradford in that we can play different positions and they want to get guys like that on the field.'' Campbell said. ``Whether it's at fullback, linebacker, safety or special teams, it really doesn't matter."
Campbell wasn't the only one who had a great day.
"I talked to Coach (David) Watson tonight and he said I'm the first commit he's had as a coach at SC," Campbell said.
As mentioned earlier, Campbell waited until this evening to talk things over with his father before he called USC back and verbally committed.
"My dad just asked me what I wanted to do," Campbell said. "I told him I wanted to play ball at SC. I told him Coach Carroll sounded really excited about me coming to SC. With the depth chart at fullback being limited, I really feel I have a good chance to play right away."
So, Jordan Campbell will begin his Trojan career as a fullback/linebacker/athlete. Maybe that sounds complicated, but it really isn't. Campbell will play where he's needed and said that's exactly the way he wants it. He's a true team player.