'15 FL WR Campbell part of package? (w/video)

2015 East Lake (FL) high school wide receiver George Campbell Jr. had a strong performance at the Under Armour Junior Combine in St. Petersburg, Florida. Campbell Jr. talks with GBW about his day, his relationship with Michigan, and possibility of joining his teammates at whichever college they choose.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- While some of the top juniors across the country flocked to Tropicana Field the morning of the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game in order to compete against the best in the UA Junior Combine, sophomore wide receiver George Campbell Jr. had his mind dead set on showing off his skills, and 6'3, 180 pound frame, against athletes a year ahead of his class.

"It felt good competing with all the kids cause most of them are juniors and going to be seniors," Campbell Jr. told GoBlueWolverine. "With me being a sophomore out here and the youngest kid, it just shows I can compete with anybody out there."

Campbell Jr., who finished his sophomore season at East Lake high school in Tarpon Springs, Florida with over 700 yards receiving and 53 tackles on defense, is already on the receiving end of scholarship offers. And with a strong performance at the combine, more are sure to come.

"I have five (offers)," said Campbell Jr. "Michigan, UCF, USF, Vanderbilt and North Carolina State."

"I know I've got a long way until my senior year, so I'm basically leaving everything opened up and I evaluate every school closely."

Of the Michigan offer, Campbell Jr. says there was an inkling the scholarship was on its way, for a few reasons.

"I kind of felt it coming just from the fact they offered Artavis Scott and Mason (Cole)," said Campbell Jr. "Me and Mason kept on talking and he was like ‘yeah man, Michigan really likes you' or whatever. So they called my coach and basically said they want to offer me and we went from there."

Mason Cole, a 2014 four-star offensive tackle, and teammate Artavis Scott, a 2014 four-star wide receiver, have professed their interest in being a package deal at the next level. Could Campbell Jr. make it ‘three's company'?

"Tay and Mason got more of the connection since they both are juniors, so they're looking at schools together," said Campbell Jr. "But with me being behind, that could be a factor—but we'll never know."

Still a long ways away from a decision, Campbell Jr. has already built a strong rapport with the Wolverine coaching staff, mainly Michigan assistant Jerry Montgomery, and even made it out to a bowl practice as the Maize and Blue prepped for their Outback Bowl with South Carolina.

"It's great," said Campbell Jr. "I have to call him, we have good conversations, and he basically tells me what I need to know, not what I want to know. Basically he just keeps it real the whole time."

Laying out the early checklist schools will have to pass in order to eventually make the cut for Campbell Jr., the lanky pass catcher, who was a tough cover for defensive backs at the combine, offers factors that should undoubtedly keep Michigan in this recruitment for the long haul.

"My biggest factor is just academics, because at the end of the day you've still got to graduate," said Campbell Jr. "I'm mainly looking at academics and coaches also, but not only coaches, the environment, and do I want to put myself in that situation?"

"Distance wouldn't be a factor at all. If a school is far enough and it's right for me I'm going to choose that school. If it fits me, I have to go with it."

To watch the full video interview with Campbell Jr. from the UA combine, press play below.



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