Penn State football has extended an offer to Louisiana Monroe transfer DE Anthony Campbell, who has two years of college eligibility left.
Campbell tweeted this news Monday night.
Blessed to receive an offer from pen state 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/gc9O9O7TQK
— Anthony Campbell (@Anthonycamp40) April 18, 2023
Campbell played two seasons at Independence Community College in Kansas before transferring to Louisiana Monroe.
He announced his intent to enter the portal hours before Penn State offered him Monday.
Campbell already has offers from schools such as Auburn, Cal, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Miami, Purdue, TCU, Texas Tech and West Virginia. He finished last season with 13 total tackles (seven solo), six assists, a sack and a forced fumble in five games.
Matthew Jacobs, an Auburn writer for flywareagle.com, wrote that Campbell is a “fairly hot commodity” on the second transfer portal window, which opened Saturday, April 15.
”Campbell, a six-foot-seven inch monster weighing in at 283 pounds, is a Junior out of Bartow, Florida,” Jacobs wrote.
Penn State offered a lineman on the other side of the ball Sunday in Wyoming offensive guard Emmanuel Pregnon (6-foot-6, 318 pounds). Pregnon is a 6-foot-6, 318-pound offensive guard who was named a second-team freshman All-American by the College Football News. In doing so, coach James Franklin’s program joined schools such as Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon, Ole Miss, UCLA, Purdue. Keep in mind, Pregnon has only been in the portal since Saturday.
If Campbell picks Penn State, he’d be joining a deep defensive line room that features Adisa Isaac, Chop Robinson and Dani Dennis-Sutton. Because of that depth, it doesn’t seem likely that Campbell would find himself in Penn State’s starting lineup for its season opener against West Virginia Sept. 2 at Beaver Stadium. But depth is a great thing to have, and it probably wouldn’t hurt Penn State to add more of it.