College Football Recruiting: Battle Brewing For 5-Star Wide Receiver George Campbell

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Last summer the Michigan Wolverines landed a verbal commitment from one of the best athletes in the 2015 class, but now seven months later they find themselves in a heated battle for his services.

George Campbell is a 5-star wide receiver from Tarpon Springs, FL who committed to Michigan this summer on July 27. After unofficially visiting the Wolverines twice in the fall, Campbell backed off of his verbal commitment and re-opened his recruitment on December 13.

Campbell is rated as the No. 1 wide receiver in the nation and seventh best overall player in the country. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds Campbell has 4.3 40-yard dash speed and is a play-maker with the ball in the air.

The one-time Michigan commit has well over 30 offers from various schools, but it is the home-state Florida Gators that seem to lead at this point with Michigan, Florida State and Clemson all in the mix.

Campbell has felt the intense pressures of being a highly rated player as he has been visited by a multitude of coaches from the four schools mentioned above as well as Georgia, North Carolina, Miami, Penn State and Auburn.

There has not been a set date for a decision yet for Campbell, but as the spring and summer months approach I would expect his recruitment to continue to escalade as teams try to win him over.

Florida is the top team to bring in Campbell, and they are going to continue to try and lure him to stay at home in his home state of Florida especially considering they lost out to Florida native Ermon Lane in the 2014 class as Lane de-committed from the Gators and signed with Florida State.

Michigan, who still has a solid relationship with Campbell, needs a play-maker and athlete like him to keep up with the athletes that their rival Ohio State Buckeyes are bringing in as well as to provide a go-to target on an offense that struggled mightily this past season.

Campbell is an immediate play-maker on the offensive side of the ball, and all of the teams in the running for his services will be pursing the 5-star wideout heavily until his papers are signed and faxed come February 2015.

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