Arkansas linebacker favoring Vanderbilt

VandyMania talked with Arkansas prep star Nathan Campbell from Hazen, Ark. Campbell plays two ways for the Hazen, as a quarterback-linebacker but is projected to play linebacker in college.

VandyMania: What schools are currently recruiting you?
Nathan Campbell: I have offers from Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Arkansas State, and Air Force Academy. I received letters from all kinds of schools but those are the ones that I have offers from. Arkansas is recruiting me but they haven' t offered.

VandyMania: What are some of the things that you like about Vanderbilt?
Nathan Campbell: I like the education part and the campus. The coaches were extremely nice to me and my family. They showed a good Christian environment and I like that.

VandyMania: What are some of the things you like about Mississippi State?
Nathan Campbell: The recruiter that is recruiting me, Coach Grimes, he's from Arkansas. I enjoy talking to him. I like it down there. They are building up their program, coming up with nice facilities. I just like it down there, the campus is real nice.

VandyMania: What are some of the things you like about Air Force?
Nathan Campbell: That's a top notch program. I haven't been there to visit so I haven't seen the campus but Air Force, that's top notch.

VandyMania: How about Arkansas State?
Nathan Campbell: Coach Roberts there and my Uncle played football in college together so I've been in touch with him for a few years. I've gone up there and watched ball games. I like Arkansas State, it's close to home. I like the coaches and everything; I've been around them a lot.

VandyMania: Who do you think is your leader right now, as far as schools recruiting you?
Nathan Campbell: Probably Vanderbilt because I want to go into pharmacy and they are the only school that has their own pharmacy school and that's what I'm looking for.

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VandyMania: Who is second after Vandy?
Nathan Campbell: Probably Mississippi State.

VandyMania: What were your statistics after your junior year?
Nathan Campbell: I had 110 tackles on defense along with 3 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions. On offense, as a quarterback, I had 800 passing yards and 300 rushing yards. I played on a hurt ankle.

VandyMania: What is the most important factor to you right now in making a college choice?
Nathan Campbell: Education, there is always life after football and that is what I'm looking for.

VandyMania: How are you doing in the classroom?
Nathan Campbell: I have a 3.7 GPA and a 20 ACT score.

VandyMania: What postseason honors did you get after your junior season?
Nathan Campbell: All-Conference and All-State.

VandyMania: When do you plan to make your decision?
Nathan Campbell: Probably right before the season starts or end of the summer.

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