Donavaughn Campbell, a 6-foot-5, 345-pound offensive lineman from Ponchatoula, committed to LSU’s 2016 class on Thursday, fulfilling what he says has been a life-long dream.
Recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Frank Wilson offered Campbell a scholarship on Thursday, and it took just seconds for Campbell to commit to his in-state school.
“It’s a great feeling. Going to LSU was just a dream. It’s reality now,” he said.
Wilson and offensive line coach Jeff Grimes recruited Campbell, whose older brother Christian is a Georgia Tech quarterback commit. LSU was the first to offer Campbell, he said, but he was receiving interest from Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Louisiana-Lafayette. Campbell has not been rated by the major recruiting sites.
A month from the 2015 National Signing Day, LSU now has four commits for the 2016 class: Campbell, Donaldsonville receiver Stephen Sullivan, Texas receiver Dee Anderson and Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks.
Campbell said he attended four games this season: Sam Houston, Alabama, Ole Miss and Kentucky.
He said LSU plans to play him at guard, but Ponchatoula coach Hank Tierney said Campbell could play tackle.
“He’s got great quickness and agility. He’s got a chance to be a good player,” Tierney said. “Everybody that watched him on film liked him. I’m sure he’ll be one of the top offensive linemen in American last year.”