George Campbell: Versatile Athlete in Class of 2015 Has Pick of Big-Name Schools
George Campbell is a versatile football player from Tarpon Springs, Florida. He is only going into his junior year of high school but is already considered one of the top football players in the nation. He attended this summer’s high school football combine, The Opening. Listed as an athlete, he is the No. 3 overall recruit by ESPN. He has seen playing time at both wide receiver and safety in high school and played at wide receiver at The Opening. Listed at 6-foot-4 and weighing around 185-pounds, Campbell figures to play wide receiver at the next level, but nothing is for certain.
Campbell attends East Lake High School. The East Lake Eagles went 11-2 last season and lost in the Florida Class 8A State Quarterfinals. Campbell isn’t the only college bound player the Eagles have. They have fellow Opening attendee and Clemson commit wide receiver Artavis Scott, Michigan bound tackle Mason Cole, and USF bound cornerback Devin Abraham. All of these guys are seniors, so Campbell will have a year to watch them lead the team before taking over as the undisputed leader his senior year. Campbell caught 30 passes for 766 yards and nine total offensive touchdowns. He also had over 50 tackles and an interception on defense. East Lake will definitely hope to get back to the playoffs and make an even deeper run at a state championship.
Schools in the hunt for Campbell include Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Miami, and Texas A&M. There is no clear cut favorite at this point, but one may believe he will be swayed to stay in state and choose the Seminoles, Gators, or Hurricanes. It will be interesting to see what happens to Campbell.