The Fergus Falls Daily Journal has a story on Josh Campion who will not be joining the Gophers this fall, but instead will be grey-shirting and officially enrolling in January. This isn't breaking news and this article is a week old, but it is an interesting read.
Many of you likely know that Campion underwent a minor procedure on his back which will keep him from participating this season. But it will also allow him to grey-shirt which delays his 5-year eligibility window.
"I think this is going to be a blessing in disguise," Campion said. "I’m going to use this extra time to get myself 100-percent ready to play college football next year."
Aside from his daily physical therapy and training sessions with his brother Pete — a former NFL lineman and NDSU graduate — Campion will spend a large portion of the offseason getting acclimated to his new position at center.
"As a center at the D-I level, you are required to know every opponents defensive plays and alignments," Campion said. "That’s a big key to the position, just recognizing what the defense is doing in front of you and communicating that your teammates."
I was unaware that he was being brought in as a center but maybe he's being groomed for that role in a couple years.
- Another ranking that puts the Gophers outside the top 50 and this one has us 69th.
- Adam Weber was able to attend a prestigious Manning Academy. Good little read about his opportunity.
- Another Gophersports.com link, this one is in regards to the Gophers who were recently drafted.
- Finally this is a great story about the recruitment of Shaun Alexander...
In January of 1995, when Shaun Alexander was a senior at Boone County High School and one of the top running backs in the country, he had narrowed his college choices to two: Michigan and Alabama. According to Boone County coach Rick Thompson, the All-American’s official visits to the schools were decidedly different.
Alexander drove through a snowstorm to Michigan, where the school’s recruiting hostesses greeted him in their standard-issued khaki pants and golf shirts.
A week later, Alabama representatives picked him up in a private jet. On the way to Tuscaloosa, the pilot slid over and let Alexander fly. Once on campus he was greeted by a group of sundress-wearing co-eds named the ’Bama Belles. The young lady assigned to Alexander was the reigning Miss Alabama runner-up.
He went to Alabama.
Wouldn't you love to know some recruiting stories from Brewster and staff?