Recruits have, in recent years, tended to flip-flop on their commitments, because, well, they’re teenagers. But Michigan has a no-visitation policy for commitments, meaning fans and coaches should be celebrating their Saturday night with just a little extra verve.
Soon after bringing aboard one of the nation’s top-ranked 2014 recruits in cornerback Jabrill Peppers, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke kept the commitment train rolling with the confirmation of the third-overall prospect in the 2015 class, wide receiver George Campbell.
— George Campbell (@GeorgeCampbell0) July 27, 2013
The Tarpon Springs, Fla. native will be headed far from home, but he is thrilled with his decision.
“I love it,” Campbell said. “I feel like home and it’s one big family.”
Campbell committed as the No. 1-ranked “athlete” in the 2015 class according ESPN. While he could flourish on defense, the 6-foot-4, 186-pounder will most likely line up at wide receiver in Ann Arbor.
What else would you do with a guy that tall who runs a 4.36-second 40-yard dash?
As for the aforementioned no-visitation policy, Michigan is among a growing number of schools that does not allow committed recruits to take official tours and visits of other schools. Campbell has two years of high school football remaining, but his commitment to the Wolverines – as opposed to getting a wandering eye – should be bolstered by the fact that he literally will not be seeing any other campuses.
“I’m committed to Michigan and that’s final,” he said.
That should be considered terrible news for the rest of the Big Ten.