- Max Olson, Big 12 reporter
Shawn Campbell has been taking his son, Jalen, to football camps anywhere and everywhere ever since his son was an eighth grader.
They made a concerted effort because they had to. It's not easy to get noticed when you live in Corpus Christi, Texas. The father has been fighting that for years.
To say this was all a part of his plan would be disingenuous. This was the Campbells' dream, their absolute best-case scenario, so by no means did they expect it.
Class of 2015 cornerback Jalen Campbell, who picked up a Texas offer at sophomore day and committed to the Longhorns at the Orange-White spring game, said UT was always his favorite school but he never thought they'd recruit him.