“I’m the Mayor of Michigan,” George Campbell said earlier this month with a sly grin.
When that nickname given to him months prior little did he know how prophetic it’d be.
Michigan landed the biggest prize of its 2015 recruiting class to date when the Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake star committed to Michigan over offers from Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
The 6-3, 185-pounder dazzled onlookers at Nike's the Opening earlier this month when he ran blazing forty times of 4.36 and 4.37. When teammate Artavis Scott committed to Clemson during the same event, many thought that Campbell's recruitment would be greatly influenced. For his part the talented wideout made sure to mention that teammate and Michigan commitment Mason Cole wielded a bit of a influence also. So too did a number of other Wolverine commits... many of whom he happens to be in Ann Arbor with this weekend for the barbecue at the Big House.
“I get a text from Mason a lot just saying ‘Go Blue.’," Campbell said earlier this month when asked to describe Coles's recruiting approach. "I think he is one of those types of kids that he’s not too big on (recruiting), but at the same time, he is. He’s (just) more laid back with his recruitment.”
The other Maize & Blue pledges were much less reserved in their recruiting efforts.
“(Grand Rapids Christian wide receiver) Drake Harris, (Detroit Country Day wide receiver) Moe Ways — as matter of fact (Richmond, Va., Collegiate quarterback) Wilton (Speight) just texted me,” Campbell reported. ‘He just asked me, ‘let’s race at the barbecue’ — so he’s trying to get me up there.”
The efforts of Speight, Cole, and other future Wolverines prove huge assists to the persistent courtship put on by his future coaches in Ann Arbor.
“That’s a good coaching staff, and they all put in the work there to help get top players to Michigan,” Campbell stated. “I would say all those coaches are good, but I have to say out of all of them, I’d give my shout-outs to Coach Heck."
Campbell is the third commitment in Michigan’s 2015 class, joining offensive lineman Jon Runyan and kicker Andrew David.
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