Big Quarterback Enjoys Visit

A dropback passer from the Sunshine State had an excellent visit to the West Virginia campus over the weekend.

"I really liked it," Port Charlotte's Wayne Campbell told after returning to his Florida home from the three day trip to the WVU campus. "It was my first visit to West Virginia, and it was very nice. The schools was good, and the coaching staff was great. I liked everything about it."

Campbell was hosted by wide receiver Rayshawn Bolden, and the high school senior hit it off with the wide receiver.

"Rayshawn was my host, and he was cool. We met a lot of the players, and I blended in well with them. the whole thing was just what I expected. It's a college town. The facilities are great too. I've seen a lot of them, and West Virginia and Auburn's are the best two I've been in."

Campbell (6-5, 215 lbs.) is a big dropback passer who thinks West Virginia's spread offense would suit him well. Although his senior season was "not what we hoped for", he still threw for more than 1400 yards during the hurricane-interrupted schedule.

"We had an alright year, but it wasn't what we wanted it to be," Campbell said. "We went 6-4 and lost in playoffs in double overtime. We had a lot of high points and low points. I ended up with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

With his first visit under his belt, Campbell now plans to visit Connecticut, Louisville and Auburn.Those three schools, along with WVU, are his final four, and although he has no offers yet from them, he believes that once he achieves a qualifying test score, the scholarships will come.

"A lot of schools are holding on me to see how I do on qualifying," Campbell explained. "I am really close, and I am taking the test again this Saturday. I am ready to schedule my other visits too - I'm just waiting for the coaches to call."

WVU began recruiting Campbell this spring, and their diligence has paid off as they have become one of the stong-armed QBs finalists.

"West Virginia came down to talk to me in the spring, and they have stayed in contact with me all year. Steve Bird has been my recruiting coach, and I've been really comfortable with him."

If Campbell achieves a qualifying test score, he will likely get several offers, but the fact that West Virginia has been with him from the start could tip the scales in the Mountaineers' favor.

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