Two Bi-City DBs commit to Division-I schools

dmitchell@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 3, 2014 

Two Bi-City defensive backs picked named their college destinations over the past two days, adding two Division-I schools to the mix in the area.

Former Carver High defensive back Kiante Walton committed to Indiana over the weekend after visiting the school on Jan. 31, and Central’s Christian Campbell settled on Penn State.

Walton, who was previously committed to Appalachian State and chose the Hoosiers over offers from Missouri, Kansas State, BYU and Vanderbilt, among others, announced his commitment via Twitter Sunday morning.

“It’s an honor to be a part of #HoosierNation,” he wrote.

He is expected to make the choice official at a signing ceremony with other Carver teammates at 2 p.m. Wednesday during national signing day.

Walton was an All-Bi-City first-team defensive back for the 2013 season, recording 34 tackles, four interceptions and 11 pass breakups to help lead the Carver defense. Carver went 11-2 this season, losing to Buford in the Class AAA quarterfinals.

Campbell’s commitment to the Nittany Lions came as a surprise after he received a late offer. He had previously been recruited by coach James Franklin while at Vanderbilt, however, and noted on Twitter that was a factor in his decision.

Campbell had offers from Indiana, Syracuse, Missouri, Minnesota and Boise State, among others.

He is rated a three-star recruit by 247sports and was also selected first-team All-Bi-City. He recorded 58 tackles, eight pass breakups and an interception in 2013.

Central’s signing ceremony will be held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

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