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Penn State Lands Three-Star Alabama DB Christian Campbell

Three-star defensive back Christian Campbell committed to Penn State on Monday evening, according to Ryan Burns of GopherIllustrated.com.

Campbell hails from Phenix City, Alabama, where he played safety at Central High School. The pick-up came as a surprise as Campbell was not considered a recruiting target for the Nittany Lions. James Franklin had recruited Campbell at Vanderbilt, but he never received an offer from the team.

Campbell was rated the 66th best safety in the nation by 247sports.com, who also named him the 24th best recruit in the state of Alabama. The defensive back was busy over the last week or so, as he hosted a visit from Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill before making trips to both Indiana and Minnesota. Campbell received offers from 17 schools, including Boise State, Indiana, Minnesota, and Missouri, among others.

With the addition of Campbell, Penn State has one more open spot in its 2014 recruiting class. He is the fifth defensive back to commit to Penn State, and the first since California native Koa Farmer committed on January 25.

Campbell took to Twitter after receiving a number of comments from Minnesota and Indiana fans to defend his decision to commit to play for Penn State.

We’re happy to welcome the newest member of the Penn State family. You can check out Campbell’s highlight reel on Hudl.

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Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

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