Miami added a literal and figurative big piece to the 2018 class today when Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips OT John Campbell committed to the Hurricanes.
100% Committed,Its all about the U ✨ pic.twitter.com/tS2Hm7CXIa— John Campbell (@_jcamp74) July 3, 2017
It's a great day to be a massive, strong, agile, roadgrading Cane! Our QBs just got safer and our RBs just found more room to run! U Family!— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) July 3, 2017
A stout 6’5” 284lb lineman, Campbell has the tools to be a top performer at Offensive Tackle. His height and length bring a different dimension to Miami’s recruiting class that until now had been lacking.
Getting Campbell on board in the 2018 recruiting class is a positive step for Miami, which desperately needs Tackles to compliment the assortment of Guards, both on the roster and in this recruiting class. Campbell is unlikely to be a day 1 starter at Tackle for Miami, but he has the physical attributes and athletic potential to be a quality player at that position in the years to come.
Campbell is a player that has seen his recruiting profile rise significantly through the spring evaluation and camp season. Once a lightly recruited player, Campbell committed to Miami from a list of 42 scholarship offers, which included Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ohio State, and Southern Cal, among others. That’s a who’s who of P5 programs, so this recruiting win for OL coach Stacy Searels shouldn’t be discounted by any means. This is a good get. Period.
Campbell is the 19th commitment overall in Miami’s 2018 recruiting class, and the 3rd offensive lineman overall. He joins 4-star Guards Delone Scaife (he’ll get his deserved bump soon, calm down) and Cleveland Reed as OL commits in the 2018 class for Miami.
For a better idea about the kind of player Miami is adding in Campbell, check out the highlights below: