2015 athlete Campbell getting attention


TAMPA, Fla. -- Heading in to his sophomore year, 2015 athlete George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake) has a long way to go before he signs his national letter of intent. But the talented playmaker is already receiving attention from some big-time programs.

The 6-foot-3, 181-pound athlete has offers from UCF, USF and Vanderbilt and says he is receiving interest from the likes of Florida, Alabama and Miami.

"I've been hearing from Florida a lot," Campbell said at the Sling-n-Shoot 7-on-7 tournament in Tampa on Sunday. "I'm actually going to go down there for Friday Night Lights and do their camp. I think Florida is a great program. They have great coaches and they are bringing in good recruiting classes right now. I'm also hearing some from Miami and Alabama, but that is mainly just letters and stuff."

Campbell plays safety and wide receiver for East Lake and says he is willing to play either position on the next level.

"I'm a team player," Campbell said. "So whatever helps makes my team win I'm down to play. It's whatever to me. I mean, I like to hit somebody. I think hitting would be the best for me."

Still early in his high school career, Campbell will have plenty of time to make up his mind which side of the ball he will play, but no matter where he ends up playing, there will be certain criteria for each prospective school.

"I'm looking at the coaches," Campbell said. "If I play offense, I'll look at the quarterback. But mainly, it will be if I'm going to play or not. Like if I will redshirt or not and also if the academics fit me."

Campbell, who will be done with visits for the summer after Florida's Friday Night Lights camp, said he will visit Florida for the Florida-LSU game on Oct. 6.

Campbell said he will likely make his college decision before his senior year.