June 25, 2009

Two new offers for three-star corner

More than a week ago three-star cornerback Ibraheim Campbell took an unofficial visit to Northwestern and left saying the experience was a positive one.

A lot has happened in the week since he has returned home.

The 5-foot-11, 188-pound defensive back from Philadelphia (Pa.) Chestnut Hill Academy recently picked up a pair of new scholarships.

"I just got two more offers, from Illinois and Boston College," Campbell reported. "I was expecting the offer from Boston College because I had been talking to them for a while. Illinois, not so much. I hadn't spoken to them much.

"I know I like the schools and I'm glad to have both offers. I know both schools are good academically and have good football, too."

Campbell spent a little time talking about how his two most recent trips went.

"Last week I visited Northwestern and Stanford," he recalled. "Northwestern went well. I like what they have to offer. I would say the best thing was coach (Pat) Fitzgerald and the way he ran things.

"Stanford went well, too. I liked it a lot. The distance isn't such a big thing. With any Division I program you're not gonna get home too much. Traveling a longer distance doesn't make a difference."

While Campbell doesn't plan on making his decision in the immediate future, it might not take too long.

"I was gonna try to get to more camps but I don't think I'm gonna be able to do that. I plan to make my decision by the end of the summer.

"I'd say my favorites are Boston College, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Northwestern. The fifth spot is probably open."

Campbell is ranked the No. 36 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com.

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