Yet with the Wolverines locking up a losing season this past weekend, head coach Rich Rodriguez can feel the pressures of the recruiting front creeping from every angle.
Earlier in the season Rodriguez felt the pressure building, losing claim to Campbell (6-4, 327), who was re-opening his process in hopes of making sure he made the best decision for his collegiate career.
Campbell, who pledged his commitment to the Lloyd Carr coaching staff during their time at Michigan, began setting up official visits in late September.
"I needed to look around and see where things were going for me," Campbell said. "I like Michigan, but I need to make sure that it is the perfect fit. I am not held back by distance, so I can choose from a lot of schools across the country. There is no reason for me to not see what all is offered to me."
The Cass Tech-standout set up dates to schools across the country, refusing to relegate his choices to the Midwest.
"I set dates to Miami and LSU," Campbell said. "I will be checking out Miami on Dec 12. Right before that I am going to be back up at Michigan (Dec. 5-7). LSU was going to be my first official this coming weekend, but our playoff date was just set and I am not going to be able to make it."
Cass Tech will open the playoffs this Saturday at 1 p.m.
As a result, Campbell and the staff have pushed his visit date back to the Nov. 22 weekend which is the Tigers final home game.
"I have been talking to coach [Earl] Lane about coming down for the Alabama game for a while," Campbell said. "Now that I know I am not going to make it, the best date for me is the Ole Miss game on Nov. 22."
With early graduation set for December, and enrollment in a university for the spring semester, the clock is ticking on the nation’s 4th ranked defensive tackle.
Campbell, who was high school teammates with Tiger lineman Joseph Barksdale, has heard a number of good things from the fellow Detroit-native about the LSU program. Yet, the five-star said that seeing things up close will provide the perspective he needs.
"I just want to get down to Baton Rouge to see what they can bring to the table," Campbell said. "I know a lot of great things about LSU, but I want to see their academic center up close and here from the staff about how they plan to use their defensive linemen during these next four years. I just want to get a feel for what things are like."