Key source weighs in on tough decision for 5-star CB Tyson Campbell
PLANTATION, Fla. ― Tyson Campbell could not reach a college decision Monday night. It appears not much has changed since.
Lucius Campbell, the father of the 5-star cornerback who is the biggest remaining target for UGA in 2018, told DawgNation this evening that his son had yet to make up his mind.
The plan for the family was to inform his favored school and his other finalists from a pool that includes Alabama, Georgia and Miami about his decision.
“We chopped it up last night,” Lucius Campbell said. “To no avail. He still didn’t say what he wanted to do after we weighed all the pros and cons.”
Campbell’s first offer came from Clemson several years ago. The 6-foot-2½, 185-pound player ranks as the nation’s No. 2 cornerback prospect for 2018. He’s incredibly fast. The American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) standout also clocked a 10.4 time in the 100 meters last spring during track season.
He and his family visited three schools during the summer: Alabama, Clemson and Georgia.
“I guess he left those visits with a good feeling about Georgia and Alabama at that time,” his father said.
Campbell has heard that the ability is there for him to play right away at all three of his finalists.
When he arrives at that decision, the family will be relieved.
“I am glad that it will all be over tomorrow,” Lucius Campbell said. “Because the recruiting process is grueling. Just grueling. These schools have been recruiting Tyson for a long time but when crunch time came along, they really put on the full-court press.”
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Campbell was asked if the pipeline of players that American Heritage has sent to UGA was a factor in his son’s decision. He didn’t dismiss it or even value that as being overrated.
That includes former Patriots turned Bulldogs such as Isaiah McKenzie, Sony Michel and Marshall Morgan.
“I think it is a factor because they have experienced it,” he said. “They have played at Georgia and they have all communicated that. Now, they are all here working out.”
The nation’s No. 2 cornerback prospect for 2018 is the youngest of several siblings. He has three older sisters, including one who lives in the Metro Atlanta area.
Lucius Campbell said he could not say which school is recruiting his son the hardest.
“I don’t know,” he said. “It would have to be a toss-up between Alabama or Georgia.”
What is the lure there with the Crimson Tide?
“Alabama is a proven champion,” he said. “They’ve been a proven champion for how many years?”
He said that, initially, his son grew up wanting to play for LSU. That’s when Les Miles was the coach. Was there a sense of staying home to play for Mark Richt’s Miami Hurricanes?
“Wherever he goes, I will just want him to be happy,” Lucius Campbell said. “Wherever it is, I will be there. My wife and I will be there to see him along with some of our family.”