East Lake S George Campbell, No. 26 in our HomeTeam 100 (see Nos. 21-30 here), should be quite the sophomore sensation this fall.
2011 stats: 81 tackles, two INTs
The breakdown: George Campbell is just getting started.
As a freshman, he had 81 tackles, third on the team. He had two interceptions, caused two fumbles, defensed four passes.
And you haven’t seen anything yet.
This year, Campbell, arguably the best 2015 prospect in Tampa Bay, will play everywhere on defense, from safety to corner to linebacker to defensive end. At 6-4, 181 pounds, he is a lightning bolt on the field and will be counted on to strike like one from all over.
That’s just half the story, though.
The other half? He’ll also line up as a wide receiver.
“I think this summer was a real eye opener for me, playing with some great players and getting better,’’ said Campbell, who raised his profile with an outstanding 7-on-7 campaign. With the return of quarterback Pete DiNovo, wide receiver Artavis Scott and tackle Mason Cole, Campbell is eager to be a part of a potentially explosive offense.
Only 15, Campbell has already picked up offers from USF, UCF and Vanderbilt.
“To be honest, all those offers surprised me,’’ he said. “I thought I was just a young kid. But I feel like a junior or a senior. Now I just have to play like one.’’