Brandan Campbell stood out at the U.S. Army Junior Combine in San Antonio earlier this year. The 6-0, 220-pounder was among a small percentage of the participants who were recognized for their combine efforts by FoxSportsNEXT/Scout.com.
"I had one of the highest verticals at that combine," said Campbell. "I jumped 33 1/2 inches. I've run a 4.54 at another combine, which is my best time in the 40-yard dash.
"I've bench-pressed 225 pounds for 26 reps. Last year, I played both ways at linebacker and running back. I don't remember exactly how many tackles or yards I had, but I was the leading rusher. I averaged eight yards per carry and had five sacks."
Despite those impressive numbers, Campbell doesn't have any offers.
"The chip on my shoulder is getting pretty big from being under-recruited," said the '13 standout. "I'm getting interest from Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and a little from Central Michigan.
"I've heard from some smaller schools. I'm camping this summer at Northwestern, Michigan and Michigan State, and I'm camping Sunday at Eastern Michigan."
Nebraska, with its "Blackshirt Defense," seems to be a program that fits the mentality of Campbell.
"I would love to go there," he said of the Cornhuskers. "That's a really good program, and their coach (Bo Pelini) seems to be a good guy."
Campbell ran the 4.54 at a National Underclassmen Combine event in April. He also boosted 185 pounds for 40 reps at the same event.