UA Game: Speight Not Giving up on Campbell

At the conclusion of day one of practice in Orlando Wilton Speight took time out to talk a little recruiting. He doesn't devote as much time to the topic as he once did, but he remains tapped into the recruitment of 2015 Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake WR George Campbell. According to Speight there is still reason for followers of the Maize & Blue to be optimistic.

For the better part of the last year Wilton Speight was one of the most persistent recruiters in the country.  Now that he is just days away from beginning his Michigan career himself, his focus has turned more inward.

“I’ve kind of put (recruiting) aside,” he said.  “There were eight or nine months there where Ferns, myself, and a couple of the other guys went pretty hard trying to get as many as possible.  But we only have one or two spots left… maybe just one spot left.  I think that’s kind of up to the coaches now especially since I’m going in next week and won’t be able to do anything via twitter with any of those recruits.  It was a good run of trying to put together the best class possible, but now I kind of just focusing on what I need to do to help the team at Michigan now.”

That doesn’t mean, however, that the attention he previously aimed at recruiting has totally dissipated.  He still has an eye on the recruitment of former 2015 commit George Campbell.  When asked if he believes the five-star pass catcher will eventually rejoin the Maize & Blue fold Speight didn’t hesitate.

“Oh I think for sure,” he quickly responded.  “The relationship he has with Mason and his family, and then already with our recruiting class… it was, we thought special.  I think that he still thinks that too, but it was a tough situation.  His uncle wanted him to take some more visits and I think George thought it was best for him too because he is so young.  We’ve got to let George do what he thinks is best for him and respect his decisions. We’re here for him if and when he decides to come back.”

“We’re going to let him have his peace and do his own thing.”

And to the future Michigan signal caller, “own thing” means decide once again to don the winged helmet.


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