Mich. Makes Strong Case for Campbell (Part 3)

(Part 3 of 4) In part three of GoBlueWolverine's in-depth feature on Detroit Cass Tech lineman William Campbell's official visit to Michigan last weekend, he shares his thoughts on the non-football aspects of Michigan, compares the visit to others he has been on, and more.

William Campbell had been to Michigan's campus on numerous other occasions prior to his official visit last weekend, but there were still aspects of the campus and the university that he hoped to gain a greater appreciation for.  Saturday he was able to do just that.

"It was cool," Campbell said of his time on campus.  "This time I got to see the dorms and everything.  I talked to a lot of players and see how it is. I talked to (Brandon Graham) a lot.  He talked about how he would love to have me inside of him and how they losing a lot of people.  I would have a good chance to play especially if I'm coming early."

Having fun has been one of Campbell's primary objectives on all of his official visits.  His time at Michigan, which included his attendance during the basketball team's thrilling upset of Duke,  didn't disappoint.

"(The visit) was real fun," he said.  "The game hyped it up a lot.  I ran out (on the floor to celebrate) with the crowd.  We were already on the floor (seated in the front row), so we just ran out there.  It didn't seem like nobody was trying to stop us."

The fans at the game also had a not so subtle message for the five star prospect.

"They kept saying ‘Will, come to Michigan'… ‘come to Michigan,'" Campbell recalled.  "J.T. (Turner) from Ohio and of course Teric (Jones) and Thomas (Gordon) were telling me I should come too."

Michigan headman Rodriguez was just as persistent in making sure Campbell knows just how much of a priority he is for the program.

 "He said that I'm the biggest (priority) and he's focused on getting me up there especially."

With his Michigan visit now out of the way, Campbell has begun to compare it with the others he has been on.  It appears the Wolverines have a number of attributes that measure up quite favorably.

"The Michigan visit stacked up because it's a nice town and everything is around each other," Campbell explained.  "It ain't that far to get around campus and everything.  They said if I come there, I've only got to stay in those dorms for four months and then I can get an apartment."

Next up for Campbell is another attempt at the ACT before possibly taking two more official visits.

"I'm going to Miami on the 19th and 20th," he said.  "I might go to Florida this weekend.  I'd go right after the test probably. I'd probably go by myself.  I'll talk it about it with (Cass Tech headman) Coach Wilcher."

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Campbell in the coming days.


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