Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class gained a giant piece to the puzzle with the surprising news Saturday afternoon that wide receiver George Campbell out of Tarpon Springs, Florida (yes, the same hometown as ’14 OT commit Mason Cole) has verbally commited to the program.
The third commit of the ’15 class, George Campbell is a five-star prospect, first overall at his position, according to the 247 Composite Ranking for the class of 2015. At 6-4, 184 pounds, Campbell definitely has room to grow and become even more of a presence than he already is on the field going into his junior season of high school. To add to that, he ran a 4.37 40-yard dash recently at Nike’s The Opening event.
Campbell’s commit puts to rest the notion that Brady Hoke cannot bring in top-flight position players, as if it hadn’t been already with the commits of guys like Derrick Green and Drake Harris in the last few classes. From all I’ve seen, it appears that he is going to be active on the recruiting trail as well, much like Shane Morris and Jabrill Peppers have been. His spot in this class will definitely go a long way to bringing in players such as running backs Damien Harris, Mike Weber, or Jacques Patrick, and could also help lure in an elite quarterback in the class such as Josh Rosen or Kevin Dillman.
The defensive players will come. Greg Mattison has help with those guys with Jabrill Peppers and potentially Da’Shawn Hand in the mix. Campbell will help bring those caliber of players to the offensive side of the ball.
Success on the recruiting trail does not always lead to success on the field, and there will be guys that disappoint and guys that outplay their rankings, but you have to be encouraged to the type of players that Brady Hoke is starting to bring into the mix. The last few classes have been filled with some special talents that will get to prove themselves soon. We’ll have to wait and see what becomes of the 2015 batch of Wolverine recruits.
- Michigan lands Campbell, No. 1 athlete in 2015 (espn.go.com)
- Jon Runyan Jr. Commits to Michigan (bleedbluerecruiting.com)