As the 2021 recruiting cycle draws to a conclusion, the work has only begun for the class of 2022 and LSU added a signature piece to what’s shaping up to be another top-five class.
Offensive tackle Will Campbell out of Neville, the No. 2 player in Louisiana, committed to LSU Saturday evening. Campbell is currently rated a four-star player, No. 56 overall in the 247 composite and the No. 6 tackle.
Below is Campbell’s evaluation, courtesy of 247’s Gabe Brooks.
Tall with above average length. Wears his mass well and owns terrific frame potential. Active feet set up contact and foster drive-blocking effectiveness. Flashes some nasty as a block-finisher and will take targets to the ground if possible. Displays encouraging movement ability in space that reflects in second-level efficiency. Reaches those second-level targets with relative ease. Combines functional mobility and strength as consistently effective reach-blocker. Arriving impact improved as a junior and also showed in flashes at point of attack. Owns a high ceiling as a pass-blocker thanks to frame and above-average foot quickness. Generally does not allow naturally high center of gravity negatively affect pad level and leverage. Consistency as a puncher can still improve. Also can trust his frame/reach more in initial extension, especially in pass pro. Looks to be among the top 2022 offensive tackle prospects. Projects to high-major level with long-term potential to reach the early rounds of the NFL Draft.
Campbell was a must get for LSU and it appears Ed Orgeron and the coaching staff got their man. Louisiana isn’t known for producing offensive linemen as highly touted as Campbell, the last one that comes to mind being Cam Robinson who of course spurned LSU in favor of Alabama. Fortunately for LSU, Campbell appears to be following the same path as La’el Collins and staying home.
LSU’s 2022 class is currently ranked 4th overall by 247, headlined now by Campbell and St. Thomas More quarterback Walker Howard, Louisiana’s No. 1 player in the class of 2022.