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5-star CB Tyson Campbell commits to Georgia over Alabama, Miami

The five-star CB from Fort Lauderdale is one of 2018’s most athletic prospects.

Tyson Campbell
Tyson Campbell
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Five-star cornerback Tyson Campbell committed to Georgia on National Signing Day over Alabama and Miami, among others. The No. 3 CB in the 2018 recruiting class out of American Heritage School in Fort Lauderdale is the No. 5 player out of Florida and No. 26 overall incoming player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite.

The 6’2.5, 180-pound corner held offers from most of the country’s top programs, including Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Miami (FL), and Auburn. Campbell’s decision was predicated on whether or not he ultimately wanted to play in front of his family during his college years, or rather get away from South Florida for the next chapter in his life.

He was a teammate at Heritage with Patrick Surtain Jr., who entered Signing Day as the top-ranked uncommitted player in the country. Surtain’s father coached both of them.

SB Nation’s Miami (FL) site, State of the U, included Campbell as a top target for the Canes.

He sports outstanding speed and length, along with incredible ball skills. Miami has been loading up on DB’s in this class, but is still making Campbell a priority. His status as a national top 25 player, high interest in Miami, and relationship with coach Rumph land him as the #1 player on this board.

After entering high school as a wide receiver, Campbell transitioned over to defense and has found success ever since. His senior campaign includes 34 total tackles (two for loss) and two interceptions.


What makes Campbell special

While he might not be the best defensive back in the class (yet), Campbell is one of the most physically gifted defensive back recruits you will ever see. The combination of length (6’2.5), blazing speed, and athleticism is incredibly rare. He is just beginning to tap into his potential as he receives better coaching. If Campbell can improve the finer points of his game and become more instinctive, he could be walking across the NFL stage as a first-round pick in three years. — Bud Elliott