5 Burning Questions About 5-Star WR George Campbell's Recruitment

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IMay 23, 2014

5 Burning Questions About 5-Star WR George Campbell's Recruitment

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    Among the nation's most interesting recruits is 5-star receiver George Campbell. The Florida native is a 6'3", 184-pound speedster who can make plays with the ball in his hands.

    However, Campbell's ball skills and concentration need improvement. College coaches are drooling over his size and speed, but Campbell could develop into a better player at another position.

    With so many schools intrigued by his skill set, several burning questions have developed regarding Campbell's recruitment. 

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Is Florida the Favorite?

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    The majority of the predictions in Campbell's 247Sports Crystal Ball are for Florida.

    Playing early in The Swamp isn't impossible by any means, but programs from all over the nation also want the talented prospect. 

    Yet Campbell has already unofficially visited Gainesville several different times, says Mike Singer of InsidetheGators.com (subscription required), which could be a hint as to where the Gators stand in his recruitment.


What Other Schools Are in the Mix?

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    Aside from Florida, Clemson is a major player for Campbell, per 247Sports. Schools such as Auburn, Notre Dame, UCLA and Georgia were mentioned to Mike Singer of InsidetheGators.com (subscription required) earlier this month as well.

    Campbell visited Florida State in April, while 247Sports says coaches from Alabama and Oklahoma have also visited him this spring.


Is Artavis Scott Trying to Lure Him to Clemson?

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    Clemson signed 4-star receiver Artavis Scott last February, which was a big coup for the Tigers. Scott is a quick and speedy player who should be productive for head coach Dabo Swinney.

    Scott also happens to be Campbell's former teammate and close friend. Oftentimes in cases such as this, players get in the ear of other recruits to join them at the school they signed with.

    However, that may not be entirely the case here.

    Campbell told the following to Mike Singer of InsidetheGators.com (subscription required) on May 13:

    You see me and Tay - we're like brothers, so we try to keep our conversations away from recruiting. He knows how it is and we both know from experience. It's stressful. We try to stay away from that at all times. The only thing he tells me about Clemson is that it's fun up there. We won't go into details. 

When Will He Make a Decision?

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    Following Campbell's recruitment, he doesn't seem keen on consistently updating things. This seems like it's going to be a longer process, so don't expect a commitment anytime soon.

    While he most certainly could elect to wait until national signing day, Jacob Putnam of Cemetery Hill said in January that Campbell will announce his decision at the Under Armour All-America game in early 2015.


Is He Better off at Another Position Than Receiver?

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    At 6'3" and 184 pounds, Campbell has an ideal frame for a receiver. He has long limbs and remarkable speed.

    However, he doesn't have the best hands. The Florida native isn't a natural plucker of the football, and he has lapses in his focus and concentration when tracking balls to his mitts. 

    Campbell's size, speed and athleticism may be suited best for defense. He has the ability to play free safety at a high level, plus he isn't bad crashing off the edge when attempting to get to the quarterback.

    The 5-star receiver would be wise to at least consider playing another position in college.


    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.