Introducing: RB Derek Campbell

Midland Regional Manager
Posted Dec 26, 2008

With "National Signing Day" for the Class of 2009 upon us, looks to the future. Here is a formal introduction to one of the top players in the Midland Region for the Class of 2010; Meet Derek Campbell...

Derek Campbell

School: Manhattan High School

Height: 6'0

Weight: 185

Forty Speed: 4.4

Junior Season Productivity: Averaging nearly two touchdowns per game, Campbell helped his team improve their overall record from 4-5 in 2007 to 7-3 this past season.

Early Offers: Kansas State

Showing Interest: Kansas, Oregon, Alabama, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Duke, and Miami

Early Favorites: "I don't know. I'm just getting the hang of the recruiting process so everyone is the same for now."

Who Would Campbell Like To Hear From: "USC isn't recruiting me but, I want to hear from them. They've always been one of my favorite schools and they produce great running backs.

What He'll Look For In A School: "I don't know what I want to major in but when I do, that will weigh in heavily. Other than that, the schools atmosphere says a lot about a program. I want to go somewhere that has a great football environment."

"Distance won't matter. It can factor in because of my family but I don't see it playing that much of a role in my decision. I have to make the best choice for me. If the school can help advance me in life, than distance won't matter."

Camps/Combines: The BadgerSport 7on7


Campbell is a fundamental running back. He is patient, knows how to read his blocks, has above average change of direction and vision, and once he reaches the 2nd and 3rd level, he has the ability to run away from defenders. He must work on his pad level as he tends to run upright (exposing his legs) and is tackled by one defender way too often.

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