Five-star defensive tackle William Campbell (6-5/320) made a very early commitment to Michigan way back in his junior year. He was committed for a long time before backing off that decision earlier this season to open things back up some. He ended up taking all five of his official visits -- Michigan, Alabama, LSU, Florida, and Miami. The Canes got his last visit and he talked about how great a visit it was and how much he liked it. Will that be enough for the Canes? Campbell is expected to choose between Miami, LSU, and Michigan.
While the top prospect from the state of Michigan last year, five-star DL Nick Perry (another Detroit city kid), signed out of state last year (USC), it's hard to imagine that Campbell will do the same considering Michigan's lack of current depth at the defensive tackle position. That, coupled with the original commitment, and the distance factor are all reasons that we're hearing as to why he'll stick with the Wolverines.
Five-star offensive tackle Xavier Nixon (6-5/275) narrowed his list down to three schools a couple months ago when Miami, Florida, and LSU made the cut. Unfortunately for Miami, he was never able to get onto the campus for a visit -- either officially or unofficially. The only official visit he took, thanks to the fact that his high school team advanced deep into the playoffs (which meant no open weekends until the dead period), was to Florida way back in the beginning of the season. It's hard to imagine that Nixon, who says Miami is still in the running, would pick the Canes considering those circumstances. From everything we're hearing, he'll likely announce for Florida later today.
These are the only 2 players announcing their decisions in this game that Miami is involved with. Five-star running back commitment Bryce Brown and four-star cornerback Brandon McGee are both committed to the Hurricanes already, while the Canes are still involved with some others -- four-star tight end Orson Charles, five-star offensive tackle Marcus Hall, and four-star tight end Sheldon Richardson.