When wide receivers took the field at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, everyone expected to see some speed during the 40-yard dash.

Former Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary and Ohio State standout Parris Campbell didn’t disappoint posting 4.31 seconds in the forty.  In the process, Campbell has seen his stock climb on many NFL draft boards.

We’re not surprised by what Campbell did in Indianapolis as we saw first-hand Campbell’s talent when he and The Fighting Irish visited Dayton in 2013 to take on a tough Thurgood Marshall program at Welcome Stadium.

Parris Campbell in 2013

That season, Campbell and The Fighting Irish posted a perfect 15-0 season winning a Division III state title in the process.

During his prep career Campbell was listed at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. At the NFL Combine, he’s now 6-foot-0, 205-pounds. What we remember most is the fact Campbell was only 16 years old during the fall of his senior year. At only 21 years old now, the future looks extremely bright for the former Buckeye.

The scouting report has not really changed since we saw Campbell in 2013. At the time we knew he’d need to add move bulk but could do so without hurting his speed. Speed was his main weapon on the field and anytime he touched the ball, he could score.

The picture above is Campbell with former high school and college teammate Dante Booker. In the following video, we have some shots of Campbell (#21) scoring and parts of our post-game interview were he talks about his performance and future as an Ohio State Buckeye.

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Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for Scout.com from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (DaveBerkConsulting.com), a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.

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