Film Study: Jayru Campbell

The Spartans picked up a commitment for their quarterback in the class of 2015, but what is MSU getting in Campbell?

Michigan State opened the 2015 class with a quarterback, the lone one it had offered for 2015: Cass Tech's Jayru Campbell.

SpartanDigest takes a look at what type of player Michigan State is getting in Campbell:

The good:What you have to remember about Campbell first off is that he is just a junior. He still has two more years of high school to work on his game, which already is nice.

Campbell's biggest strengths are his arm and his downfield touch.

He airs it out deep pretty well and is relatively accurate when he is in the pocket and gets the time to throw.

Campbell also brings a good degree of mobility to the position. He isn't a pure dual-threat, but he can move around and make some plays with his feet, too.

The bad:Campbell has a ways to go with his mechanics.

He is very raw in that sense, but also has made a lot of progress since the first time I looked at his highlights.

While Campbell can move well and run well, his throwing on the run also needs some work, which also is a mechanical issue.

All it will take it some time and coaching to straighten out the mechanics.

Scout.com Midwest recruiting analyst Allen Trieu offered his take on Campbell's commitment:

"You have to like that he's won two state titles and was able to step in as a freshman and do that in Division-1, so the kid definitely has some intangibles. He's improved a ton over the last couple years. He has a strong arm and can get the ball deep, we knew that. The last few times I've seen him, I've been more impressed that he's learning to make the proper reads and take what the defense gives him. One opposing 7 on 7 coach told me he didn't think the kid would be able to pick them apart underneath, so they defended him that way and then he did just that. That shows you how he's progressing. I'm anxious to see that translate onto the field this fall. The kid has physical ability, but I think the intangibles are what stands out about him."


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