A Look at Ohio State Commit Parris Campbell

By DJ Byrnes on September 26, 2013 at 11:06a

Parris Campbell is a three-star athlete from Akron who's pledged to Ohio State's 2014 class. Today, The Cleveland Plain Dealer took a closer look at him, his career and his relationship with his mom, Shelly Woodruff, who he says "is everything to him."

From the article:

Campbell has wanted to play for Ohio State since he was a child.

His biggest breakout came in December in the Division III state championship game against Bellevue in Canton. With Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer on the sidelines, Campbell rushed for 168 yards on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Irish win. It capped a 1,353-yard and 28-TD season.

The state title performance helped lead to a scholarship offer from Meyer, which Campbell accepted in February.

Here's a dosage of what Buckeye fans can expect from Parris:


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sharks's picture

Young man appears to be a serious homerun hitter. Would really like to see him returning kicks in a year or two.

A man got to have a code...

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Paris should be getting that 4th star from Rivals any day now. Electric player, with a solid support system. Sky is the limit for Mr. Campbell.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

averagejoel419's picture

Nice video, thanks. Looking forward to a possible matchup between SVSM/Toledo CC come playoff time

gumtape's picture

From the picture he does not look like he is 12.

High and tight boo boo

oregonianbuckeye's picture

From my understanding, Paris is 16. He skipped a grade, and is really young for being a senior. That makes his accomplishments on the football field, and in track, even more impressive. I know he's run sub 11 second 100 meters consistently. Really excited to see him in S & G.

harleymanjax's picture

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Poison nuts's picture

Nice work Gumtape...damn MGoBloggers.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Humble, focused, determined...couldn't ask for more. Enjoy your senior season, Parris.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Looking forward to seeing him don the Scarlet and Gray soon.  Electric player.  Should flourish in Urban's offensive attack.

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

Poison nuts's picture

Very nice story. Shame to hear of the diagnosis of Lupus for his mom. My own mother fought that for many years...I'll be eagerly waiting to see what this young man can do once at Ohio State. Good luck Parris - Go Bucks!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

AngryWoody's picture

Everyone who calls our guys "thugs" or whatever else needs to watch this video. I know it's only a four minute clip, but you can tell he's a really good kid with a good head on his shoulders. No question in my mind he's gonna be great both on and off the field.

Our Honor Defend!