Deacons after Texas signal caller

WFU has received two commitments from defensive players this spring but is on the hunt for some offensive help, namely at quarterback. The coaching staff recently extended an offer to Darius Lee-Campbell, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound signal caller from Spring, Texas. After initially being recruited by Derrick Jackson, it was Tom Elrod who offered Lee-Campbell on behalf of the Demon Deacon program.

"The way it works with Wake Forest is the position coach is the one who offers you," Lee-Campbell explained to "Coach Elrod told me that I have great feet and can make plays. He thinks my style will be a good fit with the type of offense they're getting ready to run.

"I was a little concerned with Wake Forest at first because I want to major in Engineering. They told me, however, that there will be a program starting up soon. The first year will be when I'm a college freshman. That helps out a lot. I haven't visited campus yet, but I'm planning on going this summer."

Lee-Campbell grew up in Denver before he relocated to the Houston area prior to his freshman year at Spring High School. He took over as the starting quarterback as a sophomore and has rushed for more than 2,200 yards in the past two seasons for the Lions.

"I've made first team All-District in both my sophomore and junior seasons," he said. "Last season I had 800 yards passing and 1500 rushing yards. I felt like I became a leader both on and off the field.

"I had a pretty good spring throwing the ball. I think seven or eight of my offers came during spring ball from coaches coming to see me throw. When Iowa State came, I think I threw the ball 68 yards with good accuracy.

"I tried to bring an uptempo pace to our practices this spring. When I saw the practice was going kind of sluggish I'd start messing with people to get them motivated. Our offense looks amazing. We're still there at the same level we were last season. Our defense is looking good too, especially the defensive line."

Wake Forest is one of a dozen offers for Lee-Campbell. He's also been offered by Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Nevada, New Mexico, Rice, TCU, UTSA, and Utah. He said every school that's offered is recruiting him at quarterback with the exception of TCU who likes him as an athlete.

"I'm still open but I want to narrow it down by mid-July," said Lee-Campbell. "I want to be on a campus where I feel comfortable with a good Engineering program. On the football side, I want to be in a similar offense to the one I'm in now [at Spring] which is the spread out of the shotgun with a lot of zone reads."

Lee-Campbell reports a 4.6 GPA in honors classes. He's shying away from camps and 7-on-7 competition this summer to get a head start on his college history courses this summer. Lee-Campbell has only taken in-state vists to TCU and Rice so far, but says he will take out-of-state visits this summer around his class schedule.

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