Looks like he's visiting 'Bama this weekend per rivals. That scares me a bit. I really think he is the most important recruit that we need, not just for D-line dominance but also for Little brother dominance in the state. (Most important closely followed by Jelani)
Bama? I heard he was only going to visit LSU and Miami
Please don't pwn us Big Willy Style. ty.
BTW, seeing this subject line gives me heart palpitations.
Same. If I die prematurely, it will be because of Michigan football. Watching the games this year is what encourages me to take my cholesterol medication.
He was tryin to figure out one more official visit to take, and this one was it.
Is he blue? You are the only one that can save us, Tom.
Campbell is about to live in the shitty weather zone known as AA for the next 4-5 years; let the kid enjoy the nice weather in Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida for a few weekends. Hell, right now here in West Texas, it's mid 70s, whereas in AA it's 49 with overcast weather. Why would he not want to take any visits (free BTW) Campbell will be Blue.
If I was in their place I would love to go on visits. Its a free weekend vacation, with complimentary AMAZING seats to a high quality football game, and a night of raging parties afterwards where you KNOW they have a good selection of women to choose from.
Its moments like these that make me I wish I had some MAD football skillz.
WOTS, RoJo's been a silent commit for months!
I have to chuckle at your suggestion that 49 and overcast is some kind of nightmarish weather situation.
Haha, well I grew up in the South, so surviving 4 years of Michigan weather was quite the challenge for me. Anything below 60 degrees is cold for me; I just love the heat and warm weather too much. Sometimes I wonder how I toughed it out.
you sort of implied like campbell is going into some weather situation he's never seen before in Michigan. But, well...he does live in the Detroit Public School District and I'm relatively sure that's in Michigan and that he's already used to it. So I'd hope the cold weather wouldn't scare him off
It's supposed to be 94 and sunny all weekend here. With no humidity. In mid Novermber. Wonder why kids flock to USC?
To be honest with you I have no idea. I've put together so many different scenarios in my head, and none of them makes sense. Him and his teammates have given no clues, either. The most I got out of one of them was when I was so frustrated I just came out and asked one of them if he was going blue, they responded with a high school..."idk, we'll see." Which only fueled the fire inside me.
My gut reaction is yes, he's going to make the right decision. He's been to almost every home game this year, if not all of them. He's got teammates coming and already there, and seems like Michigan has the interest of another, in Dior Mathis.
HOWEVER, Alabama and LSU, I'm guessing have some pretty good arguments right now. Les Miles, no matter what anyone says, is a charismatic guy, and people listen when he talks. He's a natural leader, and that reflects to the recruits. Nick Saban, he wins. When Will shows up there, all Saban has to do is put a top 25 poll in front of him, and sit there.
So, to answer your question, I have no idea. This is the only recruit that I really have gotten no hints from, and can't wrap my fingers around anything. But, like I said, I think if I had to guess, I would say Michigan.
thanks. Have you heard any rumblings about Michigan snagging other schools' recruits? Sorry this is slightly offtopic. I'm in the mood for good news today.
I interviewed Willie Haulstead recently, and he had some weird things to say. It should post sometime next week, so you can read the whole thing then, but I'll give you this little bit from it.
I asked him if he's going to make an announcement to decommit when he knows (or if he wants to), or wait until the end. He told me he's going to wait after all his visits, then let everyone know what he's deciding.
As far as other kids, yes there is some noise.
LSU has commitments from 5-star Chris Davenport and 4-stars Josh Downs and Akiem Hicks at defensive tackle. I'll go on the record as saying I doubt Campbell ends up at LSU.
That's not necessarily what they think about, especially players like Big Will.
USC has a 4 star DT, with 4 freshman DT's and soph's and juniors in front of them.
Miami has a 4 star DT, with 10 possible non-seniors in front of them.
Alabama has two 4 star DT's.
Will Campbell thinks he's good enough to play anywhere with anyone. He's not looking at the 4 stars with any fear.
And yet, I still don't think Campbell will go to LSU.
If there is any school I am worried about it is Miami just because of their history with producing great defensive players into the NFL:see Vince Wilfork.
Will said he'd be happy to play on either side of the line. He is actually much better on the o-line according to Sam Webb.
So, it appears that Big Will is taking his head coach along on his recruiting trips. It would seem to me that this means he's not just visiting these schools for the free trips. He's going to make an honest evaluation of each program that he visits, which is what he should do. I don't think its a given that he ends up at Michigan.
That's actually a good point. However, I believe his coach played football at UM and is a huge UM fan, so that helps.
I'm not sure that he's a big Rich rod fan just yet. He has had very nice things to say about Mark Dantonio, though.
Maybe he's on some super double secret spy mission...
.....with Dior Mathis joining Big Will on his trip to Bama' and reportedly potentially getting offered on the trip I am a bit uneasy. With the way Bama is playing right now and people seeing the resurgence under Saban, they may both be gone.
Hopefully these guys are the types (though I don't think they are) who would like to be close to home. I'm also worried about Saban's powers of persuasion, it doesn't help that his team is currently #1 in the country, but at the same time both of these guys have been to a number of UM games and will likely be on campus again soon, plus a number of their teammates are coming here. That should help a lot.
Well, I still think, as of now, Will Campbell will choose Michigan. I think it's more up in the air for Dior, I was told he's just having fun with the process right now. I just read on gobluewolverine.com that December 6th is the next big recruiting day. Will Campbell will be there, Sam Montgomery, Donovan Tate, Angelo Hadley, Mywan Jackson, The Liberty boys, the Cass Tech Commits, JAMAL PATTERSON, and JT Turner. Like I said, that's from GBW, so there might be more. I'm trying to find out right now.
As I have said before, I would expect the outside WR recruiting to start heating up. Patterson, Haulstead, and Stokes are probably our best targets right now. I honestly think we are positioned really well for them, and we're going to have plenty of time to focus on them (damn).
I still don't know what Donovan Tate is doing, since he was projected top 10 pick in MLB draft this year. I can't read him, but we'll see.
We also can't forget Vlad is deciding his school the day after the Michigan vs. OSUck game. (I refuse to acknowledge the "The" in OSU)
So everyone keep your ears to the ground, if anyone hears anything keep updating. It's about to start going fast.
What position would Tate play in college? Rivals used to call him a QB, but now calls him an "ATH".
I heard safety, but that might not be right.
I've mostly heard safety, but I think he can be used all over. He's good good size to be molded.
i'd be willing to bet 99 percent he's going to play baseball. You don't pass up sure money in baseball as a top 10 draft pick for a chance (prlly even less than 50-50) of making the NFL. MLB would be a wise choice for him
I'm assuming he's keeping his options open by committing for football as well, so even if he commits to Michigan I wouldn't expect him to necessarily play football. If he's a high pick in baseball they won't want him playing football -- the guys who do both college football and minor league baseball are usually picked outside of the first couple of rounds (Henson was a 3rd rounder IIRC) and don't get massive bonuses.
He could always play football later if he gets frustrated with baseball after a few years, a la Josh Booty.