Jordan Campbell was signed, sealed and all but delivered to San Diego State as of a month ago.
Things change quickly in today’s college basketball landscape.
The guard gave his verbal commitment to the Beavers on Tuesday, according to 247Sports’ Evan Daniels.
2018 guard and former San Diego State signee Jordan Campbell just verbally committed to Oregon State, per a source.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 2, 2018
Campbell asked for his release from his commitment in early April, saying San Diego State was still his No. 1 school, but he wanted “to see what else is out there, to explore my options,” per the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Mark Ziegler.
The Oregon State Beavers were out there, evidently.
Campbell, a 3-star guard from Silverado High School (Victorville, Calif.), chose Oregon State over offers from San Diego State and Nevada. He’s rated as the No. 53 prospect in California and the No. 111 shooting guard in the nation, per 247Sports.
He started to have second thoughts after SDSU head coach Justin Hutson left to take the same position at Fresno State.
“No disrespect to the other coaches – they all made me feel welcome – but the coach who recruited me and sold me on San Diego State was Coach Hutson,” Campbell said, again per Ziegler. “If I go, who’s going to make sure I’m straight? I didn’t have as strong a relationship with Coach (Brian) Dutcher. Hopefully I can build a stronger relationship with him, and I’d pretty much be sold then.”
He’s instead since become sold on Oregon State, where he’ll join area product Ethan Thompson (Bishop Montgomery) on a team that finished 16-16 in 2017.