Who’s the Long Shot?

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Dec 28, 2008


William Campbell's trips to Miami on Dec. 19 and Florida on Dec. 12 were impressive, especially the 'Canes trip. "I loved getting out and going to South Beach," Campbell said. "We got to tour the area and go to the beaches and stuff. It was very different from Detroit. We don't have beaches in Detroit, so that really stood out. I really loved the surroundings there and how nice the campus is..."

William Campbell, the 6-foot-5, 315-pound five-star defensive tackle from Cass Tech High School in Detroit, Mi., will be making his announcement at the Army All-America game on Jan. 3 and it appears that he's narrowed his list down to four.

Although Campbell still denies a leader and maintains he favors Miami, Michigan, LSU, Alabama and Florida, in-state favorite Michigan now seems like a long shot. "I'm really looking to get away from here," Campbell said. "I liked my other visits and I'm thinking of seeing something new. I'm thinking about leaving Michigan."

He visited the Wolverines, to whom Campbell was once committed, on Dec. 6 and says he had a good visit. "It was real good," he said. "I really like the program and they've got a lot of young dudes, so I think they'll be a team coming up again."

But apparently Campbell's visits to Miami on Dec. 19 and Florida on Dec. 12 were even more impressive, especially the 'Canes trip. "I loved getting out and going to South Beach," he said.

"We got to tour the area and go to the beaches and stuff," Campbell said. "It was very different from Detroit. We don't have beaches in Detroit, so that really stood out. I really loved the surroundings there and how nice the campus is. There's also a lot to do in the area, so it's a fun place. It was different and I liked it."

Campbell says he also had a great time during his Florida visit. "It's like a family there," he said of the Gators. "Everyone really gets along great and the players and coaches have a good relationship. Plus, it's a great program every year. They are playing for the national championship this year and you can't beat that."

On Nov. 21 Campbell visited LSU and he visited Alabama on Nov. 15. He says all of his favorites have offered (at least 50 offers).

"These are all great schools," he said. "It's pretty square right now and I'm not gonna say anything until the All-America game. I've still got some thinking to do."

Campbell says he wants to major in communications and reports a 3.2 core GPA and is awaiting his ACT results.



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