Demetrius Campbell (JUCO DT)
Looking back at the past recruiting class, one of the few areas that UTSA dropped the ball on was landing a key piece to clog up the middle on defense. It looks like Coach Roark is looking to right the ship this cycle with a large young man from the JUCO ranks. Demetrius Campbell is a 6’5, 300 pound defensive tackle from Kathleen, Florida. Campbell spent his 2011 season at College of the Canyons where, for whatever reason, he failed to see the field. Typically, one would be wary of recruiting athletes that missed an entire year of play, but it seems the Brian King Experiement™ has been working well for UTSA thus far. While a risky maneuver, it’s also a good way to catch on to some elite talent that otherwise would land outside of the grasp of a mid-major. Since his year at College of the Canyons, Campbell has transferred to East Los Angeles College, where the Huskies will seek to defend a conference championship following an 8-3 season. Aside from UTSA, Campbell reports interest from Oregon State and Portland State on his Rivals profile. Since I wasn’t able to find any film on Campbell, I really can’t evaluate him much besides saying that he appears quite interested in UTSA and seems to have his heart in the right place. With Franky Anaya graduating this year, it would only be fitting to replace him with another overlooked talent from a California JUCO, no?
Edit: Coach Roark will be flying out to visit EALC in October
A UTSA alumnus that has been cast away to Austin, Jared enjoys live music and a craft beer. He thinks four verts is the best play in football but loves a QB sneak on fourth and inches. Twitter