Toledo Out-Duels Big Boys For QB

Not even a final-hour offer from in-state power Clemson could stop Hilton Head quarterback Michael Julian from committing to Toledo Friday afternoon. The dual-threat signal-caller also turned down Wisconsin, North Carolina State, Boston College, and others.

Toledo head coach Matt Campbell is known throughout the college football world as one of the top young coaches in the country, and a tremendous recruiter.

Friday afternoon, Campbell and the Rockets landed a commitment from Hilton Head star quarterback Michael Julian. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound, dual-threat chose Toledo over the likes of Clemson, North Carolina State, Boston College and Wisconsin.

"I have committed to Toledo," Julian stated Friday. "They were with me from the start and stayed with me all the way. A lot of great programs came in late, but Toledo impressed me from the start and I love the coaching staff. My second choice would have been Boston College."

"My family loves the coaching staff as well, and we have all built a great relationship," he added. "I visited there a few weeks ago, and just loved everything about the school. I was at their camp last summer in Cincinnati, and that's when the relationship started. I'm going to go in there and work as hard as I can, and see where that takes me."

Hilton Head head coach B.J. Payne was quite enthusiastic about the potential of his star quarterback.

"Michael is going to be great at Toledo, and he's a kid that has the arm strength and athleticism to succeed at the next level," Payne stated. "Michael is the fifth straight quarterback I've coached that has gone on to Division-I, and he has a chance to be great."

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