Chris Campbell, 6-4, 195 quarterback from Memphis-Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.) said of Southern Miss, "They are still recruiting me and making me feel very wanted and needed down there." He added, "I just love the coaches down there. I talk to them every week and I have developed a close relationship with all of them."
The beginning of a Campbell family tradition started this past Saturday as the family took in the Auburn game. He explained, "Yes sir we watched it as a family." As far as his impressions he said, "The defense did an incredible job to hold Auburn, which is a very good team, to a couple three and outs. The offense was looking to make the big play early and it just wasn't there. I went to the first home game and I know how explosive the offense is and its going to take time for the whole team to get used to it and start clicking."
Fans do not need to worry about Campbell's commitment. He said of his first visit in the opening game, "It was awesome. Their stadium is incredible and just the fan support of the whole town goes to their game. To play in those conditions is great." He was able to talk to a few other prospects while on campus on his visit. He explained, "The committed are called the heavy recruiters. I tried to meet several players down there and talk about how great it is and it's easy to do because it really is an incredible place."
Campbell spoke about a fellow Tennessean being recruited by Southern Miss. He said, "They are after Patrick Ligons, who plays at Memphis-Christian Brothers, he is a defensive end. We play against them and I will be saying ‘Go Gold' during the game or something to him."
The season has been a pleasant surprise for Campbell and his teammates including Georgia commitment, Austin Long. Campbell commented on the season, "It's going good. So far we are 3-0 on the season. We are all excited and starting to get a little confidence back. We are starting to hit the hard part of our schedule. We have had a pretty good week."
This week is another big test for Memphis-Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.) as they take on Memphis-Sheffield. Campbell explained, "We play Memphis-Sheffield and they an outstanding running back in DeMario Carter, he ran a 4.34 or 4.4 something like that. We are going to have to go out and have a great defensive game. I think we are going to have to have a great game on offense also."
The plan is to stay in contact with the coaches at Southern Miss throughout the season. He said of his plan, "Keep talking to coaches and get as close as I can and build those relationships. I plan on going down for homecoming and November 15 for the East Carolina game."
In a few cases some schools are able to bring players in early as early enrollees. Even though Campbell would like to be able to early enroll he said, "We can't graduate in December, but as soon as I graduate I am going to look to get down to Hattiesburg as soon as I can."
One of the main reasons for choosing Southern Miss for Campbell is his ability to compete. He said of the future quarterback situation, "Right now they are starting a red shirt freshman and they have two behind him. Hopefully I can get in there and battle it out and do the best I can."