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Oklahoma among top group for 2022 lineman Will Campbell



MONROE, La. – The Oklahoma Sooners received some good news on the recruiting trail over the weekend. Will Campbell, a 2022 offensive tackle from Monroe, Louisiana, released a list of his top schools at this point in his recruitment. The Crimson and Cream made the cut, remaining in the running for the elite talent. Other programs listed were Florida, Georgia, LSU, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Auburn, Texas, TCU and Florida State.

According to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Player Rankings, the recruiting world holds Campbell in high regard. The Neville High School star is seen as a top-40 overall recruit in the 2022 class (No. 39). He’s also rated as a top-three offensive tackle in the nation and a top-two player in the state of Louisiana. As for the 247Sports Network’s specific rankings, our panel of national experts updated their ranking on Campbell. There he checks-in as a top-50 prospect in the cycle (No. 43), a top-five offensive tackle in the country and the number-one player in Louisiana. The network’s own Gabe Brooks, the Midlands region recruiting expert, provided his player evaluation for Campbell:

“Tall and lean and wears his weight well. Appears a tad narrow through the core but owns ample space for bulking potential. Shows consistently good hand placement and keeps his mitts inside targets. Gets to second level with relative ease. Looks for extra work when necessary. Natural bender. Possesses naturally high center of gravity, but plays with above average pad level relative to height. Shows an encouraging ability to kick slide with frame to give edge rushers fits in pass pro. Can get more consistent extension at the point of attack. More of a catcher than a puncher who can improve initial punch power. Can play with a wider base. Pass pro reps have been limited. High-major offensive tackle prospect with terrific tools and long-term potential to reach the NFL Draft.”

Brooks compares Campbell to Liam Eichenberg of Notre Dame and sees the talented young tackle as a future second or third round pick in an NFL Draft. Campbell now stands at 6-foot-6, 280-pounds and is clearly off to a strong start in building his prep-reputation. As just a sophomore, Campbell’s play at tackle helped Neville High reach a 10-and-3 record with a Louisiana 4A state semifinal appearance. Currently, the LSU Tigers are the early crystal ball favorite for Campbell’s recruitment.