One Texas athlete that the Buff coaching staff is targeting is a very talented quarterback with Colorado connections.
Spring quarterback Darius Lee Campbell grew up in the Denver area, in fact most of his family still lives up there. He and his parents moved his freshman year in high school and often goes back to visit family and relatives.
Campbell currently holds official offers from Rice, Houston, TCU, Colorado, Utah, Yale and Texas State. He has recently took trips to TCU, Texas AM and Rice so far this spring and is expecting to come back home to his native state of Colorado this summer.
BuffPlayBook.com caught up with Campbell this week to gauge his interest in the Buffaloes.
“I really like their new coaching staff,” Campbell said. “All of my family lives in Colorado, they have been pushing me to come back home and play at CU since they are in the Pac 12.”
Coach Troy Walters is recruiting Campbell for the Buffs, he and Coach Mike MacIntyre has made a big impression on the talented signal caller.
“I have spoken to Coach Mac, he told me how important I was to their recruiting class,” Campbell said. “He told me how this recruiting class of 2014 was going to be the class that turns things around for the Boulder program.”
Campbell is quick to point out that he has a lot of interest in the University of Colorado.
“It is home for me,” Campbell said. “I’m definitely interested in them, I want to get to know the coaching staff better. I plan on going up this summer when I go up to visit my family.”
Campbell has been on the Boulder campus on several occasions.
“I have ran several track meets up there,” Campbell said. “I love the campus, very laid back and chilled, there are no huge distractions up there.”
Campbell, a dual threat quarterback, likes the fact that Colorado runs the spread.
“Coach MacIntyre told me his looking for a mobile quarterback that can use their legs to get away from pressure,” Campbell said. “He wants someone who can the ball to their playmakers.”
Does Campbell have a favorite right now?
“No not really,” Campbell said. “All the schools are recruiting me as a quarterback with the exception of TCU, they aren’t sure where they want me to play. I do like TCU a lot, they might have a slight edge.”
Stay tuned to BuffPlayBook.com for the latest on Campbell’s recruitment process.