is thicker than water, so believes Overland High School standout Jared Campbell. A few weeks ago,
Campbell, who rushed for 1,200 yards and had three picks, committed to the
University of Washington to play football with his buddies Devin Aguilar and
Alvin Logan. When Randy Shannon
received the chance to become the head coach at Miami, he soon extended an offer
to Campbell to play DB for the Canes.
In Campbell, Miami gets a DB who has good size at 6’0 195 pounds and the
ability to run in the 4.4-4.5 range.
When the offer from Miami came, Campbell decommited from Washington and
jumped at the chance to play for his dream team and join his older brother
defensive end Calais Campbell in Miami.
Jared took a break from a hectic day of signing, class, weights and
basketball practice to talk with us about his Miami commitment.
You had originally committed to Washington, what brought about the switch to
Campbell: Miami has been my dream school since I was young. I have blood there, you know my brother
is there. If they would have
offered me earlier in the year, I would have committed right then.
Tell us about Coach Shannon?
Campbell: I like coach Shannon a lot, he knows a lot about
football. He does not show a lot of
emotion but he is a good coach and he is going to do a lot for the program.
Miami is putting a nice recruiting class together, how do you think you
will fit into this program?
Campbell: I bring work ethic. I think I’m a hard worker and I bring
intelligence. You have to be smart
to be on the field and I think I bring intelligence. Also, I have great athletic
You have the ability to play both safety and corner. Where is Miami looking to play
Campbell: It is actually either one. They are going to try me out at
both. I played both in high
school. Coach said they would try
me a corner but said not to be surprised if they try me at
What do you need to improve on as you take your game to
Campbell: My brother told me the speed of the game is a lot
different. He said you have to be
ready, we do a lot of man coverage and these are not high school guys. These are college athletes. It is a lot
Are you looking forward to just concentrating on playing one side of the
Campbell: That will help me out. If I play one side of the ball, I can
give it more attention, really concentrate on it. But with my work ethic it won’t be long
before I get a grasp of things.
Does it feel good to have the recruiting over with?
Campbell: Yes, it is like having a weight lifted off my
We would like to wish Jared the best of luck with
the remainder of his school year and his upcoming career at