Wolverine Commits Bond at State College

The Penn State NIKE Camp was held on Saturday and Michigan had three commitments on hand who got an early taste of Happy Valley. Detroiters William Campbell and Teric Jones joined QB Kevin Newsome in PA for some drills and then a little fun.

Every NIKE Camp is followed by a tryout for the Elite 11 QB camp. Michigan commitment Kevin Newsome, being one of the top quarterbacks in attendance at this weekend's Penn State NIKE camp, was naturally one of the candidates at the tryout.

When Detroit Cass Tech RB Teric Jones heard Newsome and the other quarterbacks needed some receivers to throw to, he stayed after and provided a set of sure hands for his fellow Wolverine commit.

"I stayed as a receiver and he matched up with me a few times," Jones said, "He has a real quick release!"

Jones and Newsome weren't the only future Wolverines on hand. Teric's teammate, William Campbell was also in attendance along with a number of Cass Tech's other talented prospects. Campbell had a dominating performance, which is becoming the norm of late for the big defensive tackle.

"It went good, I did really good," Campbell reported, "I won the defensive line MVP."

As for Jones, he has shined in recent combines showing his speed and versatility as a receiver. No timing was done in Happy Valley, so he wasn't given an opportunity to show his blazing speed. He was also disappointed with the number of other receivers who were there.

"It went good, but I didn't get as many reps as I expected," he explained, "I went about six times and I was overthrown once and had one thrown out of bounds another time."

While that part of the experience wasn't up to snuff for Teric, he and Will did get to spend some quality time with Newsome.

"We talked to him a lot and we all went to the movies together," Jones said.

Campbell added, "He's real cool. I watched him do the Elite 11 and he looked real good, I love his arm strength."

Cass Tech has been good to the maize and blue of late and on Saturday, one of their top underclassmen also performed well and is definitely a name to remember for the future.

"Dior and [senior QB/Safety] Thomas [Gordon] did good," Jones reported, "Dior only had one ball caught on him. We're all going to the barbecue this weekend, me, Will, Tom, Dior and one of our linebackers."

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