Florida State Wide Receiver George Campbell Transferring to Penn State

By Michael Stanley on February 20, 2019 at 2:25 pm
Sep 23, 2017; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver George Campbell (11) catches a pass against North Carolina State Wolfpack cornerback Nick McCloud (21) during the second half at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

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Penn State has secured a commitment from George Campbell, a grad transfer wide receiver from Florida State.

Campbell spent some time on campus this week. That was apparently all he needed to see before deciding that Happy Valley is where he wants to finish out his college football days.

As a Seminole, Campbell put up just 13 catches and 206 receiving yards, battling injuries for much of his first two years in Tallahassee.

Campbell came out of high school as one of the most sought-after players in the class of 2015, capable of playing both safety and wide receiver in college. His out-of-this-world athleticism meant most schools wanted him on the offensive side of the ball, however. He is an absolute specimen and as prototypical of an 'X' receiver as you can build, at 6'4" with sub-4.4 speed.

Campbell had season-ending injuries in both 2016 and 2017, both relating to a recurring core/abdominal injury that required surgery. Those injuries cost him valuable game experience and surely stunted his growth as a college receiver. He comes to Penn State practically as raw as when he committed to Florida State. Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery, as a lot of problems can stem from mental and confidence issues. If Gerard Parker can bring out Campbell's inner-best, Campbell could flourish.

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