Trio of NCAA offers (VIDEO)

Ontario offensive lineman nets three NCAA Division offers within past month.

It’s been a busy past month for Graydon Campbell.

The 6’3, 270 pound offensive lineman from Greely, Ontario netted three NCAA Division 1 offers. Back on March 8th, Campbell received his first offer from Elon Phoenix.

This past week within a three day span, the lineman received additional offers from University of Marshall Thundering Herd (April 4th) and Bucknell Bison (April 7th).

“Marshall was actually an interesting offer because their Offensive Line Coach, Alex Mirabel, added me on Facebook the Thursday of last week,” recalled Campbell.  “We then proceeded to have a chat on Facebook before he asked me to call him.”

“I’ve been through this process enough with other colleges to know that this should be a conversation where the coach asks questions about me, my goals, and just anything else; they want to know their recruit basically. However, after that and a little talk about my Canadian heritage, Coach Mirabel proceeded to tell me that Marshall was offering me a scholarship.”

What made this offer special was the the Ottawa offensive lineman has could share the special moment with his roommate.

“I remember being in my dorm room at the time with my roommate,John Dixon, sitting on his IPhone snapchatting,” continued Campbell.  “When Coach Mirabel said they were offering me, I was hitting John trying to get his attention and when he looked up I was fist pumping.”

“It was a great moment for me especially since it happened within the span of a few days where I actually had contact with the coaches.John actually took a Snapchat of me on the phone while I was getting offered, it was a funny time cause I was celebrating with every pause in my conversation with Coach Mirabel.”

Currently, Campbell is playing for his high school team, Episcopal Maroon in Alexandra, Virginia, where has been selected as an All-Conference and All-State Lineman. The offensive lineman has also suited up for the St. Mark Lions of the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA) and the South Gloucester Raiders of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).

Campbell also attends Victor Tedondo’s Gridiron Academy, in Ottawa, Ontario.

As for which offer the lineman will accept, it will be sometime before a final decision is made as he wants to weigh all his options in his quest to look for the right fit.

“I want to wait until I go to a few camps this summer before I really start considering which school I could commit too, and then after that I want to visit my “top” schools,” explained Campbell.  “I really want to get a feel for the place and see myself there, know that the academic situation of the school is good and find the school whose going to have the most competitive team. I’m not concerned with notoriety or record of the team I just want to go to a place where I’ll make an impact and compete on every level, whether it be athletic or academic. So, ultimately, my decision is going to be held off for a few months while I look at my options, and find out where I feel that I fit the best.”


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