DL Isaiah Campbell (6-5 265) of Durham, NC appears to be one of the nation’s most heavily offered recruits at his position in the 2025 class. USC and Clemson are two of the many offers he has received from Power Five programs all across the country.
Travian Robertson of the Gamecocks and Nick Eason of the Tigers are doing their best to impress Campbell who went to junior days at both schools but has yet to attend a game on either campus.
Campbell said he has great love for both programs at this point. On the Gamecocks:
“Great place, great people,” Campbell said. “I love coach Beamer. I love coach Travian Robertson. He came over and we chatted. I just love the aspect of him having been in the NFL. He can teach me and develop me as a D-lineman. I just love the coaches there.”
On the Tigers:
“They provide a lot of academic support,” Campbell said. “I saw the academic system on junior day, and it showed us everything and that when you come to Clemson you will be prepared, and you will have everything you need to succeed and be on the right path. I like the development of the front. I could be all the way out to a wide nine all the way to a three (technique). so, I could be developed in different aspects. Coach Eason and coach Swinney, I feel like they are great men. I’ve been talking to coach Eason is meticulous and it’s like a clinic with the D-line. He helps them gain just a little bit of an edge to prepare yourself for the next level and prepare yourself for the next game of life and football.”
This season Campbell has been to games at North Carolina, Tennessee, Duke and NC State. He’s yet to make plans for this coming weekend, but he said over the course of the rest of the season he would like to see games at USC, Clemson, Colorado, Florida State, Notre Dame and Southern Cal.
Why is Campbell in such high demand? His size, his upside and his ability to play practically anywhere along the defensive line.
“I’m a D-end and a D-tackle right now, so pretty much I call myself a D-lineman,” Campbell said. “I’m not a nose tackle because I’m not like 330 (pounds) right now, but in college I might gain, I might be 330. You never know how my body is going to develop, so right now I’m a hybrid between D-end and D-line.”
Other offers for Campbell include Georgia, Virginia Tech, Virginia, LSU, Oklahoma, Louisville, Alabama, Miami, Penn State, Wake Forest and West Virginia. In July, Campbell released a top ten of Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, LSU, Duke, Penn State, North Carolina, NC state and Miami. Monday night he said that list is really accurate anymore.
“That top ten list is not really my real list right now,” Campbell said. “I am planning to cut down to the schools I really want to go to, the ones I feel like are taking me real serious. I really don’t have a time period on when I’m going to commit.”