Ex-Cass Tech star Campbell tosses 4 TDs in debut

The Detroit News

It looks like Jayru Campbell is going to be a focal point of the Garden City Community College football team.

Campbell, the former Cass Tech quarterback and onetime Michigan State commit, made his debut Saturday for the Kansas school, throwing four touchdowns in a 36-28 victory at Highland Community College.

The freshman quarterback threw touchdown passes of 20, 28, 5 and 21 yards, helping Garden City overcome an early 21-7 deficit.

Campbell either carried or threw the ball on 89 of Garden City’s 92 offensive plays. He was 27-of-56 for 293 yards passing, including a pair of interceptions. He also had 33 carries for 34 yards. He added a 48-yard punt.

Campbell led Cass Tech to a pair of Division 1 state championships during his freshman and sophomore seasons, but legal problems derailed the rest of his prep career.

He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault following a January 2014 incident where a video showed him body-slamming a security guard at Cass Tech, drawing a 60-day jail sentence and 15 months probation. An altercation with a girlfriend in September led to more probation.