Inside Look: George Campbell

First things first. George Campbell is changing numbers this season - He wore No. 11 the first three years, he is changing to No. 1 as a senior.

George Campbell has really taken a step back over the last couple of months and he is not talking much to the media about his recruitment.

Since decommitting to Michigan, Campbell has taken a different approach. He has laid low, he has not focused on recruiting, and he has worked on his game, and tried to help East Lake improve.

When he is not on the field working, he is watching film with his coach, he is helping his quarterback, and oh yeah, he also runs track.

The 6-foot-3, 182 pound five-star has put his team first, so he is not thinking much about recruiting these days.

Campbell has taken a couple of visits in 2014 though. One to Florida and one to North Carolina.

He saw Chapel Hill when UNC played Duke in basketball and he really liked the campus. He talked to numerous UNC football players and he got a good feel for things. The visit surprised him a little and the Tar Heels made a nice first impression.

Florida is a school he knows a lot about and he has a good connection with coaches there in Gainesville. The Gators are one of the schools recruiting him the hardest and he sees and opportunity to play early there. The Gator staff have made it clear to Campbell that they do not have anyone like him on campus right now.

Along with Florida, Alabama, Clemson, and Ole Miss are the schools recruiting the elite athlete hardest at this time.

Nick Saban has had numerous conversations with Campbell and his words continue to ring in Campbell's ear. It is about playing as a true freshman for the Crimson Tide.

Clemson inked Artavis Scott, the top 2014 prospect at East Lake and a close friend of Campbell's. The two talk often, but not about recruiting. Scott is not pushing Campbell to Clemson, but the Tigers do have his attention. Campbell knows how Clemson has been producing top receivers in recent years.

A school not far from Clemson is Georgia. Campbell plans to visit Athens for the first time this weekend. He has a good connection with Bryan McClendon, UGA's coach who recruits the Tarpon Springs area. Mark Richt is another Georgia coach Campbell thinks highly of.

As of now, recruiting is not in the front of Campbell's mind. He has no visit scheduled after Georgia this weekend at this time and he is open to all schools.

There are likely a handful of schools he has high interest in, but there are no real favorites, but they are schools he is very familiar with.

Campbell is looking to announce his decision at the Under Armour All-America game early in 2015. He is searching for the right fit academically and the group of coaches who know how to feature his skill set best.

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