MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–For George Campbell, his collegiate career has been filled with highs and lows.
Going from a five-star recruit to being plagued by injuries at Florida State, the 6-foot-4, 183-pound wide out is getting his chance to shine at West Virginia and making the most of his opportunities.
In the Mountaineers first three games, Campbell has three touchdowns and has 100 receiving yards. While that may not seem like much, it is for the Clearwater, Fla. native.
During his tenure with the Seminoles, Campbell never scored. In fact, his playing time was limited.
Now, he’s a “touchdown machine” for WVU.
“That’s the touchdown machine,” redshirt freshman wide receiver Sam James said. “George Campbell is a touchdown machine. If he gets in the game, he’s scoring a touchdown and just for that it’s boosted his confidence. He was hurt a lot and had surgery and stuff. For him to score, it boosts his confidence and I’m proud of him.”
Campbell has made the most of his time with the Mountaineers.
The graduate transfer needed a fresh start and WVU needed some veteran experience at the receiver position so when those country roads called Campbell home it was an easy decision.
One that has paid off for both parties involved.
Campbell’s success this far is attributed to his drive and athleticism.
“He’s an athlete,” redshirt junior quarterback Austin Kendall said. “He likes to make plays and he’s at the right spot at the right time.”
And the Mountaineer faithful have enjoyed what Campbell has had to offer so far.
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