A Closer Look at Gabriel Campbell

Yazoo City, Miss., DE Gabriel Campbell was pretty much an unknown commodity going into the recruiting season.

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And for good reason as Campbell did not start concentrating on football until his junior season. He always thought of himself as a baseball player, but things changed in the past 12 months. He admittedly now prefers football over baseball and is giving football more of time on and off the field.

The 6' 5", 255-pound defensive lineman is being looked at by some schools as a true defensive end, while others are thinking about sliding him down to defensive tackle.

His numbers were not gaudy last season. He collected 31 tackles and five sacks, but he didn't even earn the starting position until midway through the 2013 campaign. Raw is the term that best describes his game. He has the frame and footwork that you look for at the next level, but his techniques still need improving.

That is not anything that the right staff and time won't solve. There is a reason why Alabama, Ole Miss and MSU have already offered despite the lack of playing time experience.

Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com



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