5-Star WR Recruit George Campbell Names Top 10 Schools

Brian LeighFeatured ColumnistJuly 28, 2014

Credit: 247Sports

Wide receiver George Campbell, a 5-star recruit and the No. 37 overall player in the 2015 class, "narrowed" his list of potential college choices down to 10 Monday afternoon.

The 6'3", 184-pound pass-catcher from Tarpon Springs, Florida, announced his top 10 teams in a tweet (and later clarified that they were not in any particular order):

"I just like all of those schools," Campbell said, per Derek Tyson of ESPN.com (subscription required). "They all have great things to offer and I just want to be able to touch the field my freshmen year and hopefully I’ll be able to get in the mix at one of those schools."

Conspicuously absent from the list is Michigan, where Campbell committed last July but decommitted in December. In fact, the only Big Ten school he is considering is Maryland, a newcomer to the league. But according to Steve Lorenz of 247Sports, Campbell's omission of Michigan came as no surprise at all:

The SEC leads with six teams in Campbell's top 10, the ACC has two, and the Pac-12 also has one. The Big 12 is the only power conference school that is not being considered by the nation's No. 4 receiver.

Many consider Florida the favorite to land Campbell, and doing so would come at a perfect time for head coach Will Muschamp, whose job security is…shall we say, tenuous. Offense has eluded Muschamp these past few seasons in Gainesville, and scoring a receiver like Campbell is something he could sell to the fanbase.

Especially after losing his second-highest-ranked 2015 recruit when cornerback Marcus Lewis announced his decommitment earlier Monday afternoon, Muschamp would do well to bring in Campbell.

But with Clemson and LSU (and seven other teams) also in pursuit, doing so will be difficult. Where do you think Campbell will sign?


Note: All recruiting info refers to the 247Sports Composite rankings