George Campbell to Michigan: Wolverines Land 5-Star 2015 WR Prospect
Brady Hoke and the Michigan Wolverines landed a big-time recruit for their 2015 class on Saturday.
George Campbell, a 5-star recruit who plays football for East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Fla., verbally committed to Michigan through a post on his Twitter account:
ESPN's Tom VanHaaren confirmed the tweet with two of his own:
Michigan just landed the No. 3 ranked player in the 2015 class in WR George Campbell http://t.co/IPizjoMBMX— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 27, 2013
George Campbell said if any other schools try to recruit him, "I'm committed to Michigan and that's final."— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 27, 2013
According to 247 Sports' composite rankings, Campbell is listed as the No. 1 receiver, the No. 2 player in Florida and the No. 8 player in the nation in his class.
A 6'3", 184-pound wideout who runs a 4.36 40-yard dash, Campbell already boasts an impressive collection of highlights.
Although he was only a sophomore during the 2012 high school football season, Campbell clearly has a maturity level on the field that makes his age a non-factor when going up against cornerbacks on Friday nights.
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East Lake had no problem lining him up all over the field. In addition to playing receiver, Campbell played defensive end and safety for his high school last season and wreaked havoc in both spots with his ball skills and speed off the line of scrimmage.
With elite speed down the sidelines, Campbell is a deep threat on every play. He's also adept at catching the ball at its highest point. A little bit reminiscent of Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace, Campbell has the type of speed that will have Michigan licking its chops in anticipation of his arrival.
According to Fox Sports' Kyle Bogenschutz, Campbell is the kind of recruit that will help bring other players to Ann Arbor:
If #Michigan was hoping for another Shane Morris/Wilton Speight/Michael Ferns type to help lure other players, George Campbell will help— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) July 27, 2013
Per his profile on 247 Sports, Campbell had 27 offers from some of college football's biggest programs. Florida, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame and Ohio State all offered scholarships to the emerging star; those programs and many others have to feel disappointed in seeing Michigan as Campbell's choice.
Campbell, who appeared in Orlando at the Nike Football Training Camp, has a long way to go before he can officially call the University of Michigan his college home.
That being said, he made a strong statement about his intentions to become a Wolverine on Saturday.
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