George Campbell tweet (Good sign for us!)

Submitted by wolverineswag on March 12th, 2013 at 5:56 PM

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Per George Campbell's twitter:

My brother @masoncole52 and I supporting #Michigan..... #MichiganDifference #GoBlue #Wolverines #hailtothevictors twitter.com/GeorgeCampbell…

— George Campbell(@GeorgeCampbell0) March 12, 2013
 

Comments

a2_electricboogaloo

March 12th, 2013 at 6:02 PM ^

He seems to be really high on Michigan right now.  That plus the fact that he has a close friends attending here in Mason Cole (and possibly a second in Artavis Scott) could be huge for us.  Out of the few 2015 recruits I've heard of so far, he's by far the one I want the most.

a2_electricboogaloo

March 12th, 2013 at 6:11 PM ^

Although I really want Harris too, he is definitely second to Campbell.  A running back is always important,  but WR is a much greater need for our team.  We currently lack a star wide receiver—barring an unforseen break out from one of the current guys we have, like Chesson.  We haven't had a star at that position since Manningham left, and Campbell looks like he has what it takes to be the real deal.

Skiptoomylou22

March 12th, 2013 at 10:15 PM ^

wasn't Ricardo Miller supposed to have similar rankings after he blew up his junior year? I am NOT comparing the two, but similar to the Ferns rankings, the early rankings are usually higher due to the lack of exposure of other players. HOWEVER, with that said I believe Cambell is a blue chip player and would be an absolutely outrageous (in a great way) pickup.  I guess im just curious as to if anyone remembers the hype that Ricardo had and if they have any early links to when he was at Dr. Phillips/ scouting reports.

Gobgoblue

March 12th, 2013 at 6:07 PM ^

I'm not sure we will be able to pull him out of the south, but I'd LOVE to see him in the Maize and Blue.  

The fact that he seems so gung-ho on Michigan lately is awesome.

Go Blue, George!

StephenRKass

March 12th, 2013 at 6:41 PM ^

I'll defer to others from Ft. Myers, but having lived in Bradenton 3 years, I wouldn't exactly call Ft. Myers "the south." The "south" is often thought of as Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, maybe Tennessee, maybe Virginia. Florida has a very different feel to it. It is murder to pull someone out of the deep south, but not quite as difficult to pull someone out of Florida. The reasons are varied, but here are a few:

  1. Virtually everyone in Florida is from somewhere else, and doesn't have deep roots.
  2. In particular, many people in Florida are from the "north," unlike those from, say, Alabama.
  3. Even within Florida, there is a divide between those in the panhandle and those south of mid-state. If you draw a line from Tampa east across the state of Florida and go south of that, you will find that there is less of an identification with being from the south, and somewhat less of a tie to Florida or Florida State.
  4. Florida schools don't have the same sense of history that Alabama, Georgia, Old Miss, etc., have in their respective states.
  5. Florida has by far, the most recruits in the country. There isn't room for all of them at the three major Florida schools.

Someone (Seth? can't remember) did a study of where Michigan players came from. You will find that far more have come from Florida than have come from the true "south."

WolvinLA2

March 12th, 2013 at 8:01 PM ^

I agree with most of your post, but many of the big things the Southern states have that hurts us, Florida also has:  Weather, distance, and in-state football powers.  The culture may differ from the Alabama, Mississippi, etc. type states, but Florida kids still think it's cold in Michigan, their mamas still can't drive up to see them play on Saturdays and they still have big time programs much closer to home recruiting the hell out of them (not to mention lots of their friends and neighbors). 

Those are the things that make recruiting the South so hard, and under those criteria, Florida fits just as well.

Thorin

March 12th, 2013 at 11:45 PM ^

Florida also has: Weather

Another state that has weather: Michigan. I haven't had to deal with a Michigan winter for more than 20 years and everywhere I've lived since has been warmer, but I think I'd actually prefer to deal with a Michigan winter than a Florida summer. In addition to the oppressive heat and humidity, Florida also has hurricanes, killer sink holes, red tides, sharks, alligators, pythons and worse traffic.

WolvinLA2

March 13th, 2013 at 12:52 AM ^

That's easy when you're from Michigan, but for people who have never had to deal with snow and who are used to (and comfortable with) Florida weather, that can be a big deal. It's not a big deal for some, but it certainly is for others.

To say that weather doesn't play a factor in recruiting is being naive.

And traffic? Do you think these kids care about traffic?

StephenRKass

March 12th, 2013 at 6:42 PM ^

I'll defer to others from Ft. Myers, but having lived in Bradenton 3 years, I wouldn't exactly call Ft. Myers "the south." The "south" is often thought of as Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, maybe Tennessee, maybe Virginia. Florida has a very different feel to it. It is murder to pull someone out of the deep south, but not quite as difficult to pull someone out of Florida. The reasons are varied, but here are a few:

  1. Virtually everyone in Florida is from somewhere else, and doesn't have deep roots.
  2. In particular, many people in Florida are from the "north," unlike those from, say, Alabama.
  3. Even within Florida, there is a divide between those in the panhandle and those south of mid-state. If you draw a line from Tampa east across the state of Florida and go south of that, you will find that there is less of an identification with being from the south, and somewhat less of a tie to Florida or Florida State.
  4. Florida schools don't have the same sense of history that Alabama, Georgia, Old Miss, etc., have in their respective states.
  5. Florida has by far, the most recruits in the country. There isn't room for all of them at the three major Florida schools.

Someone (Seth? can't remember) did a study of where Michigan players came from. You will find that far more have come from Florida than have come from the true "south."