Five-star prospects do not grow on trees. Will Campbell, an offensive tackle from Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana is one of the most impressive players in the entire 2022 recruiting class.
Campbell won't have to travel far to play his college football. The Pelican State native will move to Baton Rouge to suit up for head coach Ed Orgeron as he's committed to the LSU Tigers. The Tigers are looking to return to SEC contention, and players like this monster offensive lineman will get them there quickly.
Will Campbell Commits to LSU
— Will Campbell (@will_campbell66) January 31, 2021
The crib!!! @Coach_EdOrgeron pic.twitter.com/m6PXwURsmR
— Will Campbell (@will_campbell66) June 4, 2021
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Campbell and LSU may have looked like a match made in heaven, but it wasn't always a foregone conclusion.
Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Colorado, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Southern Miss, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulane, USC, Vanderbilt and Virginia were all interested in the lineman as well. That LSU beat out schools like Alabama and Auburn in the SEC West is an accomplishment.
Campbell hasn't made an official visit just yet. Once he does, it will make the commitment that much stronger.
The 247Sports Composite ranks Campbell as the third-best offensive tackle in the nation, the No. 1 prospect in Louisiana and the No. 18 overall prospect in the country.
LSU has put together an incredible 2022 recruiting class thus far, one that ranks first in the SEC as of writing. In addition to Campbell, the team has added five-star quarterback Walker Howard and safety Jacoby Mathews. Players like linebacker DeMario Tolan, wide receivers Decoldest Crawford and AJ Johnson and fellow offensive line recruit Bo Bordelon are looking to make key contributions as well.
#LSU commits Walker Howard, Laterrance Welch, Fitzgerald West and Will Campbell.
The Tigers now have 14 commitments in the 2022 class with still several BIG targets out there.
Who's going to be next for #LSU? pic.twitter.com/sbk6PEwVhi
— Julie Boudwin (@Julie_Boudwin) July 10, 2021
Will Campbell Highlights
Assuming he signs his letter of intent, LSU football is getting a fantastic player in five-star offensive lineman Will Campbell.
He has great footwork for a player of his size, and he is remarkably consistent at his position. Linemen tend to have a steeper learning curve than most other positions, but scouts are confident that Campbell will be able to make the transition from high school to the NCAA without issue. And that's before the 6-foot-6 stud adds to his 285-pound frame.
LSU commit Will Campbell wasn?t messing around in one on ones this morning at Future 50. Best performance among OL thus far, imo. @glenwest21 pic.twitter.com/CKAeg6T2hP
— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) June 12, 2021
He still needs to play his senior season at Neville High, where he'll try to lead his team to a state championship.
Will Campbell is a force to be reckoned with on the football field. Assuming scouts are right, he'll hear his name called in the NFL Draft when all is said and done.
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