Detroit Cass Tech 2015 quarterback Jayru Campbell made his way Michigan's campus Sunday, to check in with the U-M coaching staff and witness the Wolverines' win over rival Michigan State, 58-57, at the Crisler Center.
"It went pretty good," Campbell told GoBlueWolverine. "The Michigan fans, they were like real into the game. I liked it. The coaching staff for football is real cool. It was a nice visit. The fans also showed me a lot of love. We just went to the basketball game. Me and the coaching staff talked about recruitment and stuff like that. And I was just watching the game and having fun."
At 6-foot-4, 188-pounds, Campbell has already led Cass Tech to back-to-back state championships in his freshman and sophomore seasons. He has notable offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Eastern Michigan. Is a Michigan offer in his future?
"They just told me they weren't in a rush to offer me," he said. "They told me to make sure I come to camp this summer and will sit down and talk again. But they're really not in a rush to offer me. I guess they're waiting to see my development…I like Michigan, so it would definitely be a school that I would want an offer from. I think it would be pretty interesting to get a Michigan offer."
At Cass Tech, Campbell played with current Michigan players and commits: Terry Richardson, Royce Jenkins-Stone, David Dawson, Jourdan Lewis, and Delano Hill. While he is well aware of the Michigan connection at Cass, he also acknowledged he grew up cheering for the Wolverines.
With two more years of high school football ahead of him, Campbell says his goal is to be the No. 1 ranked quarterback in the 2015 class.
"I am just looking to compete really and just to see what other quarterbacks are in my class," he explained. "I saw a bunch of them on film and some of them are really good. I just really want to see how I compare to them. Because I am really focused on being the No. 1 quarterback in my class."
Also, Campbell admits he wants to finish his career with four rings.
"Winning four state championships is another goal," he said. "I just want to do something that nobody has ever done before. I really set high expectations for myself. It has always been like that. I'm just trying to keep it going."
In the meantime, Campbell says he plans on visiting all the schools that have offered him this year.
"This summer I am definitely going back down to Alabama," he said. "Michigan State, I'm sure I will be going back there. Notre Dame, I'm sure I will be going back there too. I will definitely be taking a visit to those three schools."
As far as decision timeline, Campbell says he needs to make sure there's "no doubt" when making his school choice.
"I really want to make sure there is no doubt in my mind that there is no other school I want to go to," he said. "It just depends when I feel that way and who all offers me scholarships. So, I am not really sure when I will be committing. Coach (Thomas) Wilcher told me I was chosen for the Under Armor All-American Game and I kind of want to do the hat thing. I really want to do that."
Jayru Campbell Discusses Michigan Visit
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