Torrey Campbell recently sat down with his parents on Monday and trimmed his list of potential colleges. Iowa made the cut along with four other schools.
The Class of 2011 cornerback from Barron Collier High in Naples, Fla. plans on visiting Iowa City on June 23. He'll also run the 110-meter hurdles at the USA Junior Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines later that week.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect finished second at the Florida State high school track meet. He posted a 14.12 seconds as his best in the race.
Campbell trimmed his list of prospective schools to Iowa, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Boston College. All of them have offered scholarships.
Campbell visited Georgia and Georgia Tech about three weeks ago. His planned his next unofficial visit to Iowa with trips to Tennessee and BC to follow.
"Right now, I'm trying to find a school with the right vibe," he said. "I want it to be the right coaching staff, the right location and the right feel."
By location, Campbell means the right campus and town. Iowa and Boston will not be affected by their distance from Florida.
"I'm going to visit the other schools that I haven't been to unofficially yet and then pare down from there and take officials," Campbell said. "My deadline (for committing) would be no later than the second week of my season and the earliest would be at the end of the summer."
Campbell averaged 7.7 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns as a junior after posting 870 yards and nine scores a year earlier. Collier switched to a spread offense between the seasons. They did not huddle on either side of the ball in ‘09.
"I don't like to talk about myself much," Campbell said. "I guess when I watch myself on film, I'd say I play up-tempo and fast-paced. I also play pretty physical."
Campbell can see his style working well at Iowa.
"They're a real good defensive team," he said. "They have a great coaching staff. They're solid and consistent.
"I saw some clips on You Tube and you can see how well the state supports them. There's no NFL team, so they're the top game in town."
Torrey Campbell puts Iowa in his Top Five of potential schools. He will be visiting the Hawkeyes in June and also will run in a track meet in Des Moines during the trip. Hawkeye Insider recently caught up with the corner from Naples, Fla. to get the latest on his recruitment and his thoughts on Iowa. Find out what he had to say in this update.