by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Cox utilityman Bryan Campbell has been fielding interest from high academic institutions. After a junior season that’s seen him play plenty of roles on the offensive side of the ball for the Falcons, Bryan is getting an increased amount of recruiting attention.
On Saturday, Campbell (JR WR/SE/RB 5-11 175) visited William and Mary along with a bunch of other athletes from The 757. Visitors included quarterbacks Tommy McKee of Cox and Joey Brown of First Colonial, plus other Beach District stars from Salem, Kempsville, Kellam, and Tallwood.
“(The visit) was awesome,” said Campbell. “The coaches were great at explaining all aspects of the campus and the opportunities that William and Mary offers to student athletes. I loved the campus and everything about the football program. They seemed very straight forward and honest. Overall it was a great experience and I was impressed with what they had to offer. I loved it.”
In addition to visiting William and Mary, Bryan has visited and camped with James Madison and Old Dominion. That’s enabled him to compare and contrast the schools.
“Overall all the programs offer different things,” the Cox athlete stated. “William is very straight forward in their approach to recruiting. They want guys that will fit into their program for the long run and I like that. Also their academics are top notch and that will be very helpful in getting a job after college and later in the future. Even though playing football is important, they emphasized building a foundation for the future which I liked a lot.”
Campbell’s interest isn’t limited to the three in-state schools. He’s not only getting interest from ODU, JMU and William and Mary, but he’s hearing from other schools as well. The first offer hasn’t come yet, but he’s working hard on earning it.
“Temple, Cornell, Princeton, JMU, and William and Mary are showing the most interest at this point, and some other FCS schools are showing moderate interest. I am looking at other Ivy League schools as well,” Campbell stated.
Bryan has a GPA over 4.0 and an impressive SAT score. That makes him an easy qualifier for most any college, and an attractive target for high academic schools. His recruitment will certainly progress, and he’ll have some good choices before signing day rolls around next year.
– Andy Hilton