With the recent hiring of Anthony Campanile, Michigan now has two elite N.J. recruiters on staff. In case you forgot, this is his bio per MLive:
"Campanile, of Fair Lawn, N.J., also spent the previous four seasons on staff at Rutgers, his alma mater, where he coached wide receivers and tight ends and served as a defensive assistant. He played four seasons for the Scarlet Knights, from 2001 to 2004, at linebacker and safety.
His recruiting prowess -- 247Sports ranks him as the 19th best recruiter in the ACC -- would give Michigan an added boost in the state of New Jersey and northeast."
Prior to coming to Michigan, Campanile's Wikipedia page says his coaching career looks like this:
- 2006 Fair Lawn High School (LB)
- 2007-2009 Don Bosco Prep (DC)
- 2010-2011 Don Bosco Prep (OC)
- 2012-2013 Rutgers (Defensive Assistant)
- 2013-2015 Rutgers (WR/TE)
- 2016-2017 Boston College (DB)
- 2018 Boston College (Co-DC/DB)
So. Here's a guy who played 4 years of college football in N.J. and then coached there for 9 years afterwards, with 5 of those years at one of the best high school programs in the country, Don Bosco Prep.
Since he's been coaching in college he's had the impressive challenge of trying to recruit kids to Rutgers and Boston College. I'm sure he's excited to recruit for Michigan. Oh, and did I mention that Chris Partridge--arguably Michigan's best recruiter--is also on the staff? The guy who used to coach at Paramus Catholic? Yup.
Currently there are ten four stars in the 2020 class from New Jersey.