Campbell Talks Glenville Scrimmage and U-M

2015 QB Jayru Campbell recaps the Glenville (Ohio) 7v7 exhibition, talks with U-M, his thoughts on next season and more.

SOUHFIELD, Mich— Junior Jayru Campbell has won back-to-back state championships as the starting quarterback for Detroit Cass Tech. A title run that has earned Cass as one of the top programs in Michigan.

Last weekend, Campbell was at the Sound Mind Sound Body football academy, where he led the Technicians in an exhibition 7v7 scrimmage versus Ohio powerhouse, Cleveland Glenville High. The game matched two of the top programs from not only Michigan and Ohio, but the Midwest.

While there was no declared winner, with each teams getting two offensive possessions, the controlled passing scrimmage was a good measuring stick for both renowned programs.

"Well the Cass Tech versus Glenville game was kind of hype," Campbell said. "There was a lot of people out there watching. So I just told our boys to be competitors, we got to compete. And you got to want it more than them. We came out and we did our thang. I think we did pretty good."

At 6-foot-3, 175-pounds, Campbell was able to showcase his added touch on the deep ball, with two long completions that went for scores in the exhibition.

"Our receivers can pretty much go and get it," he said. "I know we got some playmakers . I just try to get the ball in their hands."

After the contest, Campbell said the game was a good measuring stick to compare Cass Tech's athletes against the best of Ohio.

"Well from all the hype, I never really watched Glenville play before," he explained. "I noticed they had some athletes just like we have athletes. They had size and talent just like we have size and talent. I just told our boys to train hard and it doesn't matter if they're better than you or not. And from the results, it looked like we had a little better athletes than they did. So I would say we were a little better."

Currently, Campbell has offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Eastern Michigan. Although, he doesn't have an offer from Michigan, he said he has had continued talks with the U-M staff.

"I talked with Michigan a bunch of times," he said. "They have just told me to be patient and they are not in a rush to offer me."

As far as what Campbell is looking for in a college program, he said a place where he can "learn" from good coaching staff is going to be a major factor.

"I am just looking to learn," he said. "I am just looking to learn something new and try something new. I just want to add to my craft and my technique."

In the meantime, Campbell is preparing Cass Tech in hopes of winning their third straight state title this season.

"I'm just trying to get my timing down with my current receivers. I want make sure our offensive line is working out, we lost a bunch of lineman. I make sure the incoming lineman, the incoming freshman and soon to be sophomores are working hard. I just trying to make sure everyone comes together as a team and continues working hard."

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