ScoutTV: Michael Campanaro

Clarksville, Md., athlete Michael Campanaro and his River Hill High School teammates are off to a 2-0 start and have outscored their opponents by a collective score of 92-0 so far this season. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete has been a big part of that success as he and his teammates try to get back to the Maryland State Championship.

Michael Campanaro has carried 16 times for 299 yards and five touchdowns this season, averaging a gaudy 18.75 yards per carry. He has also returned three punt returns for 165 yards including an 87-yard touchdown return which is a new school record. On defense, he has made 10 tackles, two coming for a loss and has broken up two passes.

It had previously been reported that an offer was on the way to him from the University of Maryland, however it has not come yet, so he is currently holding two offers from Akron and Northwestern. Boston College, Illinois, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame are four other schools he has camped at and he talked with us recently about his recent recruiting activity.

"I've been talking to Wake Forest recently and they told me they were very impressed with my film and just wanted me to stop down and check out a game so I could get a feel for the campus and perhaps pick up a written offer," Campanaro explained. "I'm going to go down on October 27th for their game against North Carolina. I like that their offense fits me because they spread things out and use their slot receiver a lot. They also were the ACC Champions last season and are on the east coast."

"Coach (Ron) Powlus from Notre Dame and I have been emailing back and forth pretty consistently recently as well," Campanaro said. "He said that he and the rest of the offensive coaches sat down and watched my first game film and were very impressed with it."

"Rutgers and Connecticut are two other schools that are really coming on hard right now, sending me handwritten letters and a lot of information."

Watch Campanaro in action against Mt. Hebron High School here:

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As a sophomore, Campanaro carried 120 times for 1044 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 601 yards and eight touchdowns. That is a gaudy 8.7 yards per carry and 23.1 yards per reception. He also added 66 tackles and three interceptions on defense.

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