Sep 15, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver DiAndre Campbell (19) and Washington Huskies wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (4) celebrate after Campbell scores a touchdown against the Portland State Vikings during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Huskies 2012 Evaluations: WR DiAndre Campbell

Nov 10, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver DiAndre Campbell (19) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Utah Utes during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Washington defeated Utah 34-15. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics: 16 receptions for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns.

What He Did In 2012: It was clear at the beginning of the year that there were two proven pass-catchers, ASJ and Kasen Williams, and no one else, despite the fact that those two were true sophomores themselves. Campbell, as a redshirt sophomore, looked like a potential third option, aka the second option at wide receiver, and there seemed to be a decent amount of anticipation when he was given the second starting spot at the position against Stanford. Thing is, he never really produced. He had a few nice plays here and there, but he didn’t develop into anything resembling a reliable option. Of course, it’s unclear how much of the blame for that is on Campbell, how much of it is on Price, and how much is on the coaching staff’s use of Campbell, but that doesn’t mean Campbell wasn’t disappointing in ’12.

What I Expect Of Him In 2013: I wouldn’t necessarily expect a ton more out of Campbell next year. He will certainly get a chance to compete for reps in the spring and beyond, but I think it’s more likely that his position on the depth chart is taken by one or more of the talented incoming freshman, most likely Damore’ea Stringfellow. Doesn’t mean he couldn’t get some playing time as the 3rd or even 4th wide receiver, especially if there are some injuries or if the 1st year contributions of the incoming freshman don’t amount to much, but don’t assume a big step forward is imminent.

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