USC transfer for Louisville?

USC transfer for Louisville?

Jordan Campbell recently sought his release from USC after the Trojans were slapped with NCAA probation. The 5-foot-11, 230-pound linebackers from Corona, California is visiting Louisville to check out Charlie Strong's program. Is Campbell headed to Louisville?

Jordan Campbell sought his release from USC earlier this month after the NCAA slapped the Trojans with probation for multiple rules violations.

A free agent of sorts, Campbell, who sent his release to West Virginia, Illinois, Cincinnati, Louisville, Tulsa, Arkansas and Ole Miss, has two years of eligibility remaining and will be able to play at the school of his choice this coming season.

That school could be Louisville, where Campbell is visiting this weekend.

"I like Louisville alot," Campbell wrote on Twitter.com Friday. "I think this is going [to] be my new home."

Campbell added this on his facebook.com page: "i think i might of found my new home 4 the next couple years ...stuffs just getting better and better."[sic]

With the NCAA placing the Trojans on two year probation for rules violations stemming from the Reggie Bush scandal, the NCAA allowed USC juniors and seniors to transfer without having to sit out, as long as they don't transfer to another Pac-10 school.


Is Jordan Campbell transferring to Louisville?
A former high school All-American at Norco, Cali, Campbell wasn't on the USC roster at the end of spring practice because of a violation of new coach Lane Kiffen's rules. He was the first USC player to take advantage of the NCAA no-penalty transfer rule.

"He's trying to make the best of this," Campbell's father, Titus, told the Press-Enterise. "It's a fresh start for him at another location and he wants to go out and prove to everyone what he can do."

In 2009, Campbell played in five games for the Trojans, recording nine tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss despite missing three games with an injured ankle.

Campbell made his lone start against Washington State as a sophomore, finishing with a team-high 8 tackles in USC's 27-6 win over the Cougars. Campbell made seven first half tackles against the Cougars before sustaining a high ankle sprain early in the third quarter that forced him to miss the next three games.

Campbell redshirted his freshman season at USC and played in 12 games the following year, recording seven tackles while playing special teams and strongside linebacker.

As a senior in high school, Campbell recorded 156 tackles and 6 sacks to earn All-American honors from Prep Star and Super Prep.

According to SCPlaybook.com, the USC Scout.com site, the 5-11 230-pound junior was expected to add depth at linebacker and contribute on special teams for the Trojans in 2010.

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