Tyson Campbell, considered Alabama’s top cornerback target in the Class of 2018, will make his first visit to Tuscaloosa in two years on Monday.
The last time he visited, he wasn’t being recruited by the Crimson Tide. That has changed tenfold.
“I hear from Alabama almost daily,” Campbell said earlier this month when talking about his plans for a July visit. “I talk to Coach [Nick] Saban a lot, coach [Derrick] Ansley, I talk to them a lot.”
Getting Campbell, a 5-star prospect from American Heritage High School (Plantation, Fla.) on campus is important because Alabama needs several elite cornerbacks in this class. The Tide didn’t sign any in the 2017 class and the secondary will be thin in 2018. Anytime Alabama can host one of its top targets, you can bet that the program will gain momentum with that player.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect also said earlier this month that he’s planning on taking an official visit to Tuscaloosa this fall. Despite not visiting Alabama since he became a national recruit, Campbell has received face time with the coaching staff. Campbell attended a satellite camp at Florida International last month, where he spoke with Saban and defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
That visit definitely helped Alabama’s chances with Campbell, but he’s in no rush to make a decision.
“I’m just taking it day by day,” Campbell said of his recruitment. “It’s a fun process, but at the same time, it’s a tough one. You’re making a decision that can dictate your future. Your life can change in the next three or four years, so I am taking my time to make sure I’m making the right decision.”