Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's Parris Campbell Makes 5 for 2014; 3rd Commitment Today

By Ramzy Nasrallah on February 10, 2013 at 1:32p

Urban Meyer took some much-needed time off following National Signing Day. Just kidding.

2014 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary ATH Parris Campbell has just issued his verbal commitment to Ohio State per BuckeyeGrove's Marc Givler. 

Campbell put on quite a show at the Ohio Division III state title game, which was attended by several Ohio State coaches. He had 165 yards on 14 carries for three scores in the biggest game of the year, playing at WR, RB or anywhere he was needed, really.

[obligatory Percy Harvin reference regardless of actual relevance, as required by Buckeye blog law – circa November 2011]

Campbell has early offers from Michigan State, Tennessee (we see your Ohio connections, Butch Jones) and Indiana and was getting interest from Penn State. More soon when 11W catches up with the latest Buckeye – which based on how the morning has been going – might be a shortly-lived title.

Post-title game interview (discusses seeing Meyer and Ohio State at the game):


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Timmeh's picture

Crazy day so far... Love it.... Welcome Parris!!!

Kevbo714's picture

Umm... Wow.  Once again, it is a GREAT day to be a Buckeye!!!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Justanut's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Parris!

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

The staff must really see something special in this kid... I thought they'd be holding off on RB commits until they knew the intentions of Hurd, Autry, and Haden. Guessing he's a very versatile athlete. Either way, congrats to Parris and welcome to Buckeye Nation!

Baroclinicity's picture

Holy craziness.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Ok...I like the kid but I hope this doesn't mean we're out of the running for Hurd....wait a minute, we got Urban so we're never out of any race...

The South will NOT rise again!

bergy22's picture

Does he play on D at all? Love his offensive game.

dubjayfootball90's picture

wowzerss.... Awesome day so far man, this is incredible!!!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

osubuck57's picture

It does put pressure on our RB offers to commit early or their spot may be taken.Welcome aboard Parris.


themostbrian's picture

24/7 doesn't even have a rating on him. Thoughts from people who know more about him?

ODEEZ330's picture

ive seen him play twice live last yr (vs massilon and st title game) vs very stiff competition and came away very impressed both games. in the massilon game he was often matched up with buckeye commit gareon conley and he held his own and had some impressive big plays/tds vs him and it is well documented what he did in the state title game.

stark county football

Buckeye Beast's picture

This is nice to see, but at the same time I can't help but remember the team up north last year. I really hope all these early verbals don't lead to de-commits.

Even Squirrels hate Michigan

Adam21's picture

I think the main reason ttun lost recruits this past year was because those recruits received offers they previously did not have. I believe both of the out of state commits we have do have offers from other top programs, so I do not foresee the same type of problem. Now, will every one of our commits this year stay committed to us all year? Probably not. But I definitely know Urban and the rest of our staff will find a suitable replacement if they need to.

Buckeye Beast's picture

I guess that's right. Our rivals had a disapointing season & they're just not it right now. With the combination of our schedule & a better understanding of player roles & offensive scheme, we may not have the same worries. We're it right now. But we don't truely know what factors may cause these guys to reconsider.

Even Squirrels hate Michigan

btalbert25's picture

We had 10 commit before may last year. Including 5 in January and February.  

popeurban's picture

Just when Alex, Derek, and miles thought they might be able to rest...

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I think Meyer is trying to lock up all the top Ohio recruits for 2014 seeing as the talent pool is shallow.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

The last 2 weeks have been really exciting.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

cinserious's picture

Are you people serious?!?!?!?  I went to sleep last night contemplating which Buckeye commits next and woke up having missed 3 commitments in my sleep. I was hoping after NSD I could start getting my sleep back again but I guess not.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

abrahajc's picture

we are gonna be out of schollys by midnight

ODEEZ330's picture

after watching his interview he was a buckeye lock as soon as he got his offer. Urb locking up all the elite ohio recruits, all we need now is booker (imo will be soon, maybe later today) and berger and watch scum's class crumble with out top tier ohio guys.

stark county football

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

All while also poaching some top m!ch!g@n recruits. Mgoblog is currently writing their latest "Urban is a cheating unethical maniacal recruiter" slam piece.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

ODEEZ330's picture

forgot lattimore as an elite ohio guy too. lol

stark county football

ATXbucknut's picture

This party just don't stop! Urban recruits like a robot.

cplunk's picture

We're gonna have to start a 2017 recruit thread just to stay ahead of Urbs

Lon_Paul's picture

Mind Blown. Today is CRAZY.  Loving it!

cwerph's picture

Just remember what Urban said about verbal committments:
A verbal committment means a kid has you in their top 3.
All in all, a pretty impressive day.

puff daddy's picture

love the blues clues hodge


LouGroza's picture

Fantastic. Welcome Parris.

Rapping Bum's picture


Help is on the way.

Hovenaut's picture

The awesomeness continues.....welcome aboard Parris.

TMac's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Parris!

ONE Not Done!

Phillips.449's picture

Three Gray boxes stacked on top of each other with nothing in between!  Urban Rocks!

Red Shirt Ensign's picture

Now that's some good Juice!!  This class is gonna be full by Friday Night Lights!

"Captain, over here, I've found someth... AHHHH!!!!!!"


Volfen111's picture

urban T-6000
recruiting mode..engage!!!

i know only one thing thats certain..the power of human will
- joseph stalin

Yamosu's picture

I feel like its been 2 hours without a commit.  What's the deal?  Where are the gray boxes...

BoFuquel's picture

Bonjour, Parris welcome to Buckeye Nation. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Nick's picture

Nice highlight film just from the state championship game. Urban said he liked to evaluate guys in games like that so that is probably what got him his offer. 

buckeye76BHop's picture

I was hoping Urban would get this kid after watching the DIII state championship game.  He's fast and was obviously faster than anyone else on the field that day.  Great get...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

zbd's picture

Some good news after the bb team got cooked by Indiana today. Maybe Meyer can help Matta bring in some blue chip bb recruits.......just say'n.

Vico's picture

Parris Campbell is an intriguing prospect.  He actually skipped a grade in kindergarten.  In a day and age where high school prep stars are sometimes held back a grade to help their athletic prowess develop (e.g. Jimmy Clausen), or where you can get guys like Devin Hester who, like Clausen, was nearly twenty years old when he enrolled at Miami, Parris Campbell stands out.

Really, he's a rising junior in a sophomore's body.  Very interesting to see what he plays like in a few years since he's on a somewhat accelerated path.

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.