Florida State RB CJ Campbell Jr. Transfers to FAU Football
CJ Campbell Jr.
The Florida Atlantic football team is getting an interesting talent in CJ Campbell Jr., who is looking for a new start after enjoying his time at Florida State.
He will be inserting himself in what could be noteworthy battle for the starting job at running back, when he joins the program in 2024.
Making his announcement on Wednesday afternoon, Campbell Jr. leaves the Seminoles after three seasons including taking home the 2023 ACC Championship amidst an undefeated 13-0 campaign.
In 16 games, he put up 184 total yards and three total touchdowns on 25 rushes and one reception.
He made 10 appearances on the field this year, getting up to 117 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. He has also shown a willingness to participate on special teams, making seven tackles (four solo). His most noteworthy performance this past season came against North Alabama on November 18th. He ran for 78 yards and a touchdown on three carries, his longest being for 70 yards.
Campbell is now the 24th member of FAU's expanding 2024 class. He chose the Owls over FAMU, UMass, and Arkansas State among others.
He also becomes the second player to be joining the Owls' running back unit in the 2024 season, putting himself with the likes of Kaden Shields-Dutton from Orlando.
His highlights from his senior year at Bay High School, where he accounted for 2,210 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns in only eight games as a senior en route to being named Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class 4A District 2 Player of the Year and helping the Tornadoes advance to the 4A state playoffs, can be seen below: