Campbell tears ACL

Posted May 29th, 2013


It was a rough ending to spring football for Texas’ 2015 cornerback pledge Jalen Campbell. The Corpus Christi Flour Bluff defender tore his ACL and meniscus during the school’s spring game on May 23, meaning he’ll likely miss most, if not all of the 2013 football season.

The good news for Campbell is he had already committed to Texas – he accepted the Longhorns’ scholarship offer in late March. UT will honor his pledge through the recovery process.

Campbell, a 5-9.5, 171-pound junior-to-be, burst onto the scene in March with an outstanding performance at the Rivals Camp Series in Houston where he reportedly held his own against some of the top wide receiver prospects in the Lone Star State. He impressed the folks over at Rivals enough to earn a debut spot at No. 8 in their Lone Star Recruiting’s top 100 for the 2015 class.

Campbell has yet to undergo surgery on the torn left knee, but is expected to have the procedure done soon so he can begin his rehab.

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