As TheClemsonInsider.com takes our baseball coverage to a new level we will introduce you to all of the current Clemson baseball commits. Second in the series is Providence High infielder Jackson Campana.
Jackson decided early in his junior season that he wanted to be a Clemson Tiger.
“I committed last fall in late September. I had gone through the process looking at different schools over the summer and fall. I talked seriously with them when school started. I went on an unofficial visit and fell in love with Clemson,” said Campana.
Once the Tigers offered it didn’t take long for Jackson to make his decision.
“At the point they gave me the offer I knew that is where I wanted to go. I could have waited it out and seen others, but within a week after the offer I committed,” said Campana.
Several in-state schools were hard after the top infielder before he committed to the Tigers.
“NC State had offered. I committed early so some other didn’t offer. UNC was going to offer. I was also talking with Virginia and Georgia,” said Campana.
Jackson followed in the footsteps of another former Providence standout Richie Shaffer when he decided he wanted to be a Tiger.
“It is pretty cool. When I grew up I knew a lot about him. When I got there I was a freshman and he was a senior. I looked up to him and watched how he played. He was pretty excited when I committed to Clemson,” said Campana.
Jackson has followed Shaffer’s progress at Clemson.
“When he started playing at Clemson he did a fantastic job his first two years. I picked up some stuff that he did. He knew how to play the game right. I have talked with him some,” said Campana.
Coach Leggett was a big factor in the prize recruit’s decision.
“I met coach Leggett at a tourney in Clemson. Right away I thought he was awesome. He has a good personality and a good spirit. He set a date for me to come for my official and helped me out with all of that. The coach was a big factor in my decision,” said Campana.
Where does Jackson expect to play for the Tigers?
“I will probably play third or first. I might pitch a little. My primary position right now is third, but I don’t care where they play me. I just want to play,” said Campana.