Huskies make push for Campbell

A line prospect from California that is just starting to generate a lot of D-1 interest is Fairfax DL/OL Courtney Campbell. He and his Lions teammates are off to a good start this season and because of that, Campbell has reeled in six offers and more could be on the way. One school to step up with an offer is Washington and they're pushing the gifted lineman to schedule a visit soon.

"Washington calls me all the time and I feel like they are a school that really wants me to come and be part of their program," Campbell told recently. "Coach (Bob) Simmons called me and we talked for a while about things. He's a really nice guy and he said they like me on either side of the ball which is cool because I would have the option of playing wherever I felt most comfortable.

"My god-brother is also up there playing for them. His name is Mesphin Forrester and he said it's a great school and program to be a part of. He said he's really loved his time up there and that I should really check them out."

So with that recommendation from his friend, does that put Washington at or near the top of his list?

"I like Washington a lot," Campbell said. "I'm not saying I'm going to commit to them right away or that they're my favorite school, but they are right up there at the top for me and I'm actually looking to set up my visit with them pretty soon here."

The Huskies have pushed Campbell to visit after his season and he's hopeful he can get things set up for the weekend of December 7th, but nothing is set in stone at this time.

Also in the mix for Campbell's services are Colorado, Michigan State, UNLV, Nevada, Minnesota and Fresno State who have all stepped forward with offers and schools like California, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, Oregon State, Oregon and Nevada have also made contact since the start of September.

"Right now I'm open to everyone, but obviously the schools who have offered me are the ones that I'm really considering right now," Campbell said. "I'm really not that caught up in it right now though because we have a big game (tonight) and I want to go out by winning a championship so that's the most important thing to me right now."

So far this year, Campbell and his teammates have begun the season at 2-1 and are set to play Marshall tonight.

"They have a good squad so we're going to have our hands full, but I think we should be ok if we just keep our focus and get after them," Campbell said. "We're going to go out and battle all night and do our best to get after them early."

Campbell started the season off with a bang, posting eight tackles and two sacks in Fairfax's win over Locke, but then he missed his team's second game with a minor knee injury.

Last week, Campbell came back and didn't post a sack, but registered six tackles and a forced fumble in a close loss to Wilson.

"It's frustrating that I couldn't play in the second game and then last week we lost a really close one, but life is all about adversity and overcoming it and that's really what I'm focused on now," Campbell said. "I heard from a coach one time that it doesn't matter if you get knocked down, what matters is if you get back up and keep working hard no matter what. That's what drives me."

We'll continue to track Campbell in the coming weeks.

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