Trip Report - DiAndre Campbell

This past weekend, Oakland Tech WR DiAndre Campbell took his official visit to Washington and confirmed why he committed to the Dawgs so early in the process. was finally able to catch up with the talented athlete and he talked about what impressed him the most and where the Husky coaches told him he can expect to line up once he arrives next summer...

"I enjoyed it, it was really great," Campbell told Tuesday evening. "Will Shamburger and Jermaine Kearse were my hosts. Both of those guys were real cool to talk to and they had a lot of wisdom about what the program is like.

"I already knew I liked the coaches a lot and wanted them to coach me, but I had never been to Seattle before and I really wanted to meet with the players.

"It was all great. I can't wait to get up there."

Campbell finished the season with 28 receptions for 487 yards and 10 touchdowns while leading Oakland Tech to a 9-3 record and the City Championship game where they lost to Fremont.

He was also a standout on the defensive side of the ball for the Bulldogs as a safety, but he said the Husky coaches have told him wide receiver is where they intend for him to start out.

"I got to talk with all the coaches and they were all fired up about me playing wide receiver," Campbell said. "They wanted me to know that's where I will start out, but if things don't work out then they think I could easily move over to safety."

When asked what he preferred the answer was easy for Campbell, but when posed a different question -- like which one would allow him onto the field earlier -- the talented athlete wasn't so sure anymore.

"I want to play wide receiver for sure, that's where my passion is," Campbell said. "If I could get onto the field earlier playing safety though, that's a really good question because I want to play as early as possible.

"We'll see how it goes. I could play either and be happy, but I want a shot at receiver and then we'll see what happens."

Campbell said the highlight of his visit was the atmosphere at Husky Stadium for the Dawgs' big 42-10 win over Cal.

"The player commaraderie was great, you could see they really care about each other and have fun together," Campbell said. "They coaches were hyped up in the pre-game meal and they kept that intensity the whole day practically, all the way until the end of the game.

"I can't wait to get up there and to be a part of Husky football. Their fans were amazing and that place was really loud and the players really fed off of that."

We'll have more from Campbell as we get closer to signing day.

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