FL WR George Campbell gets familiar with UM

East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) High sophomore wide receiver George Campbell made his way up to Ann Arbor, Mich. this past weekend for a visit with Michigan. GBW caught up with Campbell as he talked about the visit, his thoughts on high school teammate Mason Cole's commitment to the Wolverines, his talks with coach Jeff Hecklinski, his decision timeline, and more.

East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) High sophomore wide receiver George Campbell is one of the highest recruited players in the 2015 class. He already has notable offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Michigan to name a few.

This past weekend, the Sunshine State standout made his way to Ann Arbor, Mich. for an unofficial visit with the Wolverines, to work on building a relationship with the Michigan coaching staff and players.

"Everything was good," Campbell told GoBlueWolverine. "I mean, pretty much when I got here, I made myself at home pretty fast and connected with a lot of the players. I bonded with the coaches, not only the coaches but the coaches' wives, also. I tried to build a big connection over the weekend and basically will keep building it.

Being a Sunshine State guy, how did he find the winter weather?

"I was seeing exactly how cold is up there," he said. "I was checking everything out and evaluating it. After the weekend and coming home Sunday night, I was just sitting there talking, yeah, it is a school I could see myself going to in the future. Just, time will tell."

Campbell's East Lake teammate and latest Michigan 2014 commit, Mason Cole, came along for the trip and committed to the Maize and Blue on Monday. However, Campbell said that will have no bearing on his interest in the Wolverines.

"His commitment to Michigan is good thing," Campbell said. "They got a good lineman. But at the end of the day, it's what's best for me and what I think is the spot for me to fit in. It helps, but at the same time it doesn't. I've got to do what's best for me."

At 6-foot-4, 190-pounds, Campbell fits the mold of big and lengthy receivers that the Michigan coaching staff covets. While on his visit, he had an opportunity to sit down with wide receivers coach Jeff Hecklinski and see where he would fit in the Michigan offense.

"He basically told me what I needed to know," Campbell explained, "their plan for me and what they want me to do. We watched some film on (Roy) Roundtree) and (Devin) Gardner and watched what those guys play. He showed me how he wants to develop me as a player."

Michigan assistant coach Jerry Montgomery, who was U-M's Florida area-recruiter, left for Oklahoma, but Campbell made it clear that makes no impact on his recruitment.

"Whatever coach becomes our recruiting coach, it's going to be a good coach. It doesn't really matter to me," Campbell said.

Campbell had two days in Ann Arbor to soak in the U-M facilities, Michigan's campus, and meet players and coaches, but one topic stuck out above the rest during his visit.

"I think if I had to choose one thing, it would have to be the academics program," Campbell said. "The impact program was pretty great. So I would say academics."

With two years left of football, Campbell says he plans on taking more visits before he considers making a top-five. He did note that he would like to make a decision after his junior season in the summer.

"I'm just going to go as everything comes, and sit down with my parents and decide from there," Campbell said.


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