Campbell's back from Baton Rouge

With December graduation looming, as well as enrollment into a university by January, William Campbell is taking his last looks before making the final call. The first stop for the Detroit-native was last weekend's Alabama game against Mississippi State. This weekend, stop number two found Campbell 1,120 miles from home in Baton Rouge.

"It was really cool," Campbell said. "I got in on Saturday morning, probably about 11 a.m. We made it onto campus for a tour before the game. I got a tour of the academic center, which was pretty cool. I would say Michigan and LSU have two really nice learning centers.


"My host was Joe [Barksdale], so we got to catch up," Campbell added. "He just showed me around and stuff all weekend. He helped me with a lot of the stuff that the coaches can't answer and things like that."


Taking in his second Southeastern conference game in two weeks time, the Cass Tech-standout said that the atmosphere was what he expected.


"I had heard about the stadium and the fans, so it was cool to see," Campbell said. "I enjoyed the game for sure. I hung out with [LSU commitment] Chris [Faulk] a lot. I had met him before when we were at the All American camp together down in San Antonio."



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The following day, Campbell returned to Tiger Stadium.


"Coach [Les] Miles brought me up to the very top," Campbell said. "We just looked out at the city and campus. The river was right there, and he showed me the Capitol was just right down the block. He was pointing out all the stuff on campus that the players use. It was pretty straight."


Outside of the head ball coach, the 5-star defensive tackle got some quality time with defensive line coach Earl Lane.


"I spent a lot of the visit with Coach Lane," Campbell said. "He was just telling me that they need me and things like that. He is a pretty cool guy. He showed me a lot of the stuff that LSU offers, so it definitely helped. I also saw coach [Greg] Stud at the end of the trip."


Now that his second official visit is in the books where do things stand with the nation’s 5th ranked defensive tackle?


“I’m still going to USC and Michigan and then I’ll see about Miami,” Campbell said. “When those are done I’ll sit back and make a decision, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet.”


Note: Campbell has a visit to USC set for next weekend before returning to Michigan on Dec. 8. Miami also holds a visit, tentatively set for Dec. 15.



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