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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Big 2015 Cass Tech QB set to visit OSU

By Brad Bournival

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It looks like Ohio State isn’t done with Detroit Cass Tech High School.

With ESPN Watch List Damon Webb already in the fold in the Class of 2014, the Buckeyes will welcome in a big quarterback out of the Class of 2015.

It comes in the form of Jayru Campbell, who already has offers from Alabama, Eastern Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame.

“I like all of them equally, but I would like to visit Ohio State because they’re showing a lot of interest,” Campbell said Saturday at the New Level Athletics 7 on 7 Midwest Regional. “That’s the school showing the most interest without an offer. They just want to get me on campus and show me around. They’re not in a rush to offer me, but that just means I have to keep working.”

Work is exactly what he is good at. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Campbell has already led the Technicians to two straight state championships.

While he hasn’t set a date just yet, it will likely be April 6 when Webb heads down to Columbus, Ohio. Campbell will make the trek with anticipation and excitement.

“Ohio State is a school I really like,” he said. “I grew up an Ohio State fan. I’m really happy they’re showing a lot of interest in me. I really want that offer. I want to have a good time and have fun and see how it is.”

It won’t be the only time Campbell is planning on seeing the campus, as the groundwork is underway to head to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center with running back Mike Weber and defensive end Joshua Alabi for one of the advanced camps in June.

As a freshman, Campbell tied a state record with five touchdown passes in the finals. As a sophomore, he led Cass Tech to six straight wins down the stretch, including a 36-21 Division I state final win over Detroit Catholic Central in the finals.

Campbell also has interest from Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Penn State, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.