La Serna’s Campos Commits to Mount Union

Daniel Campos has committed to Mount Union - a Division 3 Power

Daniel Campos has committed to Mount Union – a Division 3 Power

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.

"This book brings you onto the field and locker room..." Joe Torosian's high school football novel is available through (Cover by Pat Cherry

“This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room…”
Joe Torosian’s high school football novel is available through
(Cover by Pat Cherry

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.

17 Comments to "La Serna’s Campos Commits to Mount Union"

  1. anonymous's Gravatar anonymous
    May 4, 2016 - 2:56 pm | Permalink

    My Two Cents is absolutely correct! Dean, you are ignorant of what you speak.

    Here we are again… Each year woefully ignorant simpletons say there is no money in D3. $40K a year is nothing to laugh at-I know this by experience. Another truism is that often, if not most of the time, a D3 program will award more “academic scholarship” money to the athlete than is awarded to recruits at DI programs. Plus, you get a more academic environment, beautiful campus, time to actually study (instead of internet courses where you turn in a paper at the end of the term and get an A).

    Deane, you need to check this out before throwing crap out there and hoping some of it sticks.

  2. ?'s Gravatar ?
    April 28, 2016 - 9:57 am | Permalink

    Where is La Serna great Frankie Palmer playing?

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 28, 2016 - 7:32 am | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure Mr. Campos knows the linebacker spot will not be given to him and that he has to earn it!

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 28, 2016 - 7:10 am | Permalink

    Obviously “The Dean” has no clue what he is talking about. D3 football has some deep pockets when it comes to financial aid for students. Yes, they do not give out athletic scholarships per say, but they will give the student athletes merit scholarships, financial aid, and any private school scholarships each institution has. Of course it’s all based on their grades and test scores. But if you are telling me that Mount Union football players aren’t for real? You’re kidding yourself. Yes they might be 3.0 GPAs or better, be a little undersized, but they dominate year in and year out. They are a powerhouse when it comes to Division 3 football.

  5. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    April 27, 2016 - 8:56 pm | Permalink

    @The Dean, no reason to waste time arguing with someone who has no clue!

  6. The Dean's Gravatar The Dean
    April 27, 2016 - 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Most DIII schools have an under graduate student body smaller than many area L.A. Co. high schools. They do not have a ton of money to give away to football players. The real truth is these DIII players just want to keep playing football and the schools gladly assist them with a small grant if they have great grades then supplemented with thousands of dollars in student loans. A win,win. DIII schools are private institutions and are not cheap. They do not have tons of money to waste on football. Please don’t come on here with this fantasy that DIII schools are giving free rides to football players. The girls soccer team would go crazy. Two cents comment is not even worth that.

  7. Dmac's Gravatar Dmac
    April 27, 2016 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Daniel could not be more proud of you and so happy for you and your family. Looks like I’m going to be a LS and MU fan now. This couldn’t have happened to a better person thanks for all the great plays., and leadership on and off the field.We are all going to be watching you remember LS and come back offten. LSTC.

  8. his coach's Gravatar his coach
    April 27, 2016 - 3:28 pm | Permalink

    this kid is the real deal both on the field and in the class room.
    He will continue to make all who know him proud.
    Some players lead vocally some lead by example…Daniel did them equally well.
    When he was on his (A) game it was like the defense had 12 guys on the field.

    Best of luck kid and come back as often as you can

  9. IE's Gravatar IE
    April 27, 2016 - 11:30 am | Permalink

    Congrats. 1st he has to have grades. Then they can cut tuition down based on his grades. Just so the ignorant know. Athletes also get more aid/grants.

    Just thought I would piggy-back on what some have already said.

  10. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    @dean, who cares let the kid say what he wants!

  11. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    April 27, 2016 - 10:50 am | Permalink

    @The Dean, LOL! The truth most people don’t know is D3 hands out a ton of scholarships and endowment $$$. Most of the academic and financial aid $$$ are controlled by the schools themselves. No where does it say you can’t give an athlete an academic scholarship or it has to go to the student with a higher GPA. If they want you they will find a way. Many student-athletes who chooses high academic D3 schools end up with a lot more scholarship $$$ than a player who goes D1 or D2. My son went through a similar process last year we can’t be happier. If I told you how much scholarship and aid the school gave him you would be shocked just like we were.

  12. The Dean's Gravatar The Dean
    April 27, 2016 - 9:27 am | Permalink

    Under NCAA guidelines Division III colleges are not allowed to provide money for athletic pursuits. What money could he not turn down?
    From T. Peterson: The information that was given to me was that it was a great financial package. I won’t reveal the exact numbers but it was “too good to refuse.”

  13. Central Fan's Gravatar Central Fan
    April 27, 2016 - 9:04 am | Permalink


  14. Stud's Gravatar Stud
    April 26, 2016 - 9:45 pm | Permalink

    This kid is a stud….congrats!

  15. Trust Me's Gravatar Trust Me
    April 26, 2016 - 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Congrats. Great school.

  16. Bottom Line's Gravatar Bottom Line
    April 26, 2016 - 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Much luck and happiness to Mr. Daniel Campos. Beltran gave you a great H.S. career and here’s hoping things just get better going forward.

  17. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 26, 2016 - 8:11 pm | Permalink


Leave a Reply