Campbell said, "I really got along with the coaches. I really liked Coach Fedora, Coach Anderson, and the great coaching staff. I like the great group of players they have down there and the facilities. I really liked the tradition down there too."
The campus was very appealing to Campbell. He explained, "I enjoyed how it was all close knit. Everything was close and it wasn't too spread out."
Another reason he chose to make the early decision was to move on. Campbell plans to focus on, "My senior season, my football team, and just getting better, bigger, and stronger."
There were several schools showing interest in Campbell. He reported, "The schools that offered me were Middle Tennessee State, Arkansas State, and Marshall. The schools that were interested in me were Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, and Ole Miss."
One of the new objectives of Campbell is to go from being prospect to potential recruiter. He said of helping Southern Miss and their class of 2009, "Anybody I can talk to about Southern Miss I will be more than happy to talk to them about it."
The decision was one made by Campbell and his family. He explained of his family's thoughts, "They are 100% with me. We really prayed about it and talked about it for several weeks now and feel like it's the right decision. We are really excited to be a part of the Southern Miss tradition."
Campbell said of his reason for the early commitment, "To get it off my back and get it out of the way. All of the colleges are taking just one quarterback and they are all recruiting more than one quarterback. There are 20 or 30 other quarterbacks and once they take one it's done. I wanted to make sure if I felt a way about a school than I would commit."
"They were very excited." commented Campbell of the Southern Miss coaches and their reaction to his commitment.