Sam Webb is the most connected reporter of anyone covering UM sports and possibly recruiting overall. So I'll take his word on it when he says that getting Peppers was much more important than getting hand. He said Jabrill is among the top prospects Scout has ever evaluated, and while hand is good, someone at his level or better comes around every year
Sam Webb Re: Damien Harris and George Campbell Status
So we care about recruiting talented players now? In the other thread, it was a bad thing to have all these 4/5 stars looking at Michigan.
Not a single person was actually making this argument, including the OP who knowingly posted a satirical article.
Time to let it go.
Seeing how early they committed, I wouldn't have been too disappointed if you told me one would actually come.
I agree with the premise of this article. I feel good about Harris but not so much so about Campbell. I think he is just giving an excuse for now because he is staying in the south. Odd that his reason for decommittment is that his family did not get to visit yet he does not have plans to make an OV to bring them along.
Does not hurt that mom thinks the process will bring Harris back to Michigan.
Gotta listen to mom, young man. "Get you behind to Ann Arbor", exclaimed Mrs. Harris.
Saying that you decommited because your family never saw Michigan, then saying he may not even take an official visit there, makes no sense to me. I don't think he's coming back to the class, which makes getting guys like Canteen and Harris that much more important this year.
I am fairly confident Harris will come back. It wasn't surprising that he wanted to take some visits. David Dawson did the same thing and wound up back at Michigan. Shoot, David Dawson may even bring hope for Campbell because I remember most on here thought he wasn't going to be back.
Other than Dawson who do you recall decommitting and then coming back into the fold? I think it's pretty darn rare for a kid to say yes, then no, then yes again. While I would be very (pleasantly) surprised to see Harris join Dawson in that fairly exclusive club I'm personally counting as gone.
but it's good to hear it through Sam Webb actually talking to those involved.
Campbell is a pretty longshot now, but if they can convince him to take an official to Michigan that would be huge.
Harris has a good chance to get back in the class, but if not Nuss is at least going after other RBs more aggressively. It would be awesome if he could somehow get Weber and Harris.
Honestly, it sounds like they have to convince the Campbell family of an OV, not George himself.
`Will Nuss sign more recruits, a la Alabama? Now that would make Brian apopleptic.
I'm a big fan of the college football team I like getting really good players.
We suck and will never get a top recruit ever again! Thinking this way ensures you will either be right, or happy to be wrong. Thoughts to live by.
Nuss needs to DO SOME WORK this year with the offensive line. We must show big progress with the run game. That will be a major factor as I will bet every rival will use it to neg-recruit.
He's changing the scheme to zone; this would involve "SOME WORK"...hopefully outcomes too.
So, Campbell decommits because his family didn't get a chance to see Michigan and therefore feels he committed too soon. So, how to fix that? Have them visit Michigan with him. But no, he says he's not even sure he'll take an official?!? The fact that he goes from committed to not sure he'll even official, makes me think the reason he gave isn't the real reason.
Sounds to me like his family wants to live it up and attend his games each week... they cannot do that if he comes up north.
He will decide when he is comfortable. This is not about us understanding him.
I'm not trying to be a jerk. I just think trying to figure out someone and their motives is mostly impossible and totally outside of our control.
It won't be -10F when they head from their hotel to Schembechler Hall.
I think either he has soured on Michigan or there are other people in his ear who want him to go elsewhere. Btw- I am no way ripping the kid. He needs to make the right decision for himself and his family. It just sounds like that will not be Michigan for some reason.
The uncle was never very enthusiastic when campbell made his decision and Michigan's crappy season coupled with FSU's dream season probably didn't help
if the problem is that he wants to take other visits and have his family visit also, the solution to that is take an official visit to Michigan, but then he says he is not sure if they will visit Michigan.
Obviously there is more to this story then he is letting on.
Why? It's clear that his family wants to be able to see him play in person, and unless they're wealthy they can't do that while living in Florida.
That there's more to the story. So I think I've come up with a solution. I'm going to like him on Facebook and follow him on twitter and just ask him several hundred times why he no likes us no more.....
Did Nuss coach Julio Jones? I feel like that recruiting pitch could help with Campbell.
He was there for just the past 2 years
No, he did not. Amari Cooper was his best receiver at 'Bama.
My personal feeling on all this is that when all is said and done Harris will be Blue and The mayor will get sworn in somewhere down south.