By Tim Peterson
(Whittier) – Daniel Campos has committed to the University of Mount Union to continue his football career the La Serna linebacker confirmed Tuesday.
“I had a few other offers but nothing as good as Mount Union. They started contacting me a couple of months ago and then I took a trip out there and they showed me around the campus,” Campos said. “It was just a great campus and facilities. They gave me a couple of days to think about it and I made up my mind. I accepted the offer.”
Financially the offer was one that ultimately Campos couldn’t turn down. “It’s one that you don’t see very often for D3,” he said.
La Serna has been one of the most successful programs in the Southeast Division over the last several years, appearing in four CIF Finals in the last five years and winning the title in 2013. For Campos, he’s going from one winning program to another.
“Since my freshman year I’ve played in three championship games and one semi final,” Campos said. “That’s why I’m excited about Mount Union. They’ve won 12 championships in the last 20 years.”
Mount Union, a Division 3 school in Alliance, Ohio has appeared in 15 championship games during that time. The team known as the Purple Raiders, has produced NFL players Pierre Garcon and Cecil Shorts.
Campos, who has been in on close to 300 tackles over the last two years, is looking forward to seeing the field his freshman year.
“They graduated a couple of starting linebackers and the coaches were telling me that I could play right away,” Campos said.
The season begins for Mount Union Saturday September 10 at North Carolina Wesleyan.