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Talking Texas with 2020 Baseball Commit Dylan Campbell

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One of the most impressive performances of the football playoff season in Texas was that of two Jesuit programs. Dallas Jesuit and star running back EJ Smith, knocked off defending champions Longview. Strake Jesuit, on the other hand, made it to the third round, had a 10-3 record, and destroyed talented West Brook to get there.

The reason for their success? Star running back and future Texas baseball shortstop, Dylan Campbell.

On the football field, Campbell rushed for over 2,000 yards on 269 carries for 30 touchdowns. With baseball being his first love though, he decided to commit to the University of Texas.

“It had always been one of the schools that I have wanted to go to since I was a kid and when I got the opportunity I couldn’t pass on it. The coaching staff, facilities, and culture are just different. It felt like home,” Campbell said.

Campbell committed in June of 2019 and was looking forward to his final season on the diamond at Strake Jesuit. Unfortunately, his season was cut short due to COVID-19.

“It was difficult to accept the fact that my high school season got canceled but I just had to make sure that I continued to work hard and stay focused to be prepared for the next level,” Campbell said.

As a junior Campbell had a battering average of .367 with three home runs, 20 RBIs, and 23 runs scored.

“I think one thing that led to my success is my positive attitude. Whether it is working out or playing on the field,” Campbell said.

It’s clear that Campbell is one of, if not the best athlete to walk through the doors of Strake Jesuit. It’s unfortunate that he didn’t have the chance to finish his high school career, which was taken away from him so abruptly. Campbell is putting that behind him and focusing 100% on his future with the Longhorns.

“One thing I look forward to is finally being able to experience the culture of being a Texas Longhorn. Getting to wear burnt orange day in and day out is going to be something special,” Campbell said.

Dylan Campbell was a massive recruiting win for the Texas Baseballprogram. Texas hasn’t won a conference championship since 2018 nor a conference tournament championship since 2015. With signings like Campbell, Ace Whitehead, Petey Halpin and others, Texas is well on its way to becoming relevant on the national stage once again.

Campbell wants Longhorn fans to know a few simple things about him before he arrives there soon.

“I’m a funny guy who is gonna bring a good attitude and energy to the team,” 

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