Four-star running back Brandon Campbell announced his Top 6 schools as USC football recruiting sets sights on adding rushers in 2021.
USC football recruiting hasn’t stopped just because sports have. On Monday the Trojans made the cut for four-star running back Brandon Campbell, who named his Top 6.
Campbell announced his final choices on Twitter with a video showing logos from USC, Alabama, Penn State, LSU, Florida, and TCU.
The 5-foot-10 running back comes out of Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas.
Gabe Brooks of 247Sports described Campbell as an “athletic playmaker with impressive verified speed and agility” having run a 4.58-second 40-yard dash at a regional The Opening event in 2019.
With solid size and speed to boot, Campbell has garnered attention as the No. 325 player in the class of 2021, according to the 247Sports Composite. He ranks 22nd among running backs and 49th in the state of Texas.
USC was early to the party with Campbell. They extended him a scholarship offer back in May of 2019, before he rushed for 883 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior.
The Trojans have to chase the running back position hard in the class of 2021. Both Stephen Carr and Vavae Malepeai are due to graduate after the 2020 season, leaving only two scholarship running backs on the roster. Markese Stepp and Kenan Christon may be coming into their own in 2021, but the Trojans have to look ahead for the next playmaker at the position. Both will be eligible to leave for the NFL in 2022.
The USC recruiting class of 2021 has four commitments, but none of them are running backs. Quarterback Jake Garcia headlines the class but USC fans should expect to see at least a couple of running backs to join at some point before Signing Day arrives. Having missed out on several running back targets in 2020, failure to secure someone in this haul is not an option.
Whether or not Campbell is one of those remains to be seen. At least the Trojans remain in the running.