Every high school football player wants to leave a lasting impression in their senior season, but running back Christopher Campbell (Lancaster, Calif./Paraclete) has some additional motivation. After transferring from Lancaster (Calif.) Quartz Hill, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound back was forced to sit out his junior season, leaving him with just this slate of games to make an impact on college coaches.
“I have to start from the ground up,” Campbell said. “Coaches say they like my size. I have to get my stats up and then contact them. We’ll see where it goes from there.”
Campbell attended camps this summer at Boise State, UC Davis and San Jose State, and is now hearing from Eastern Washington in addition to the Aggies and Spartans. He said he plans to put a highlight tape together after the season’s first month and then start talking to coaches about unofficial and official visits. West region programs such as Fresno State, San Diego State and Utah rank highly on Campbell’s list.
In the second game of the season, Campbell turned eight touches into 60 yards. He said he is getting back into the groove after missing so much game time.
“Last year I had to sit and watch and my game improved mentally,” Campbell said. “But I have to get back into it physically and get my moves back now.
“I think I have good vision and my cuts are good. I need to work on my burst after I get to the linebackers. I have good breakaway speed, but I need to work on that quick burst after I make that move.”