Michigan Wolverines: Recruiting

Campbell slowing down the process 

January, 1, 2014
Jan 1
10:55
PM ET
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- ESPN junior 300 athlete George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake) committed to Michigan in July before backing off his pledge just five months later. This time around, the No. 2-ranked player in the country says he wants to slow down the process.

"I’m going to … put it at my pace and I’m going to control it,” Campbell said at registration for the Under Armour All-America junior combine. "I think I’ll slow it down a lot slower than it is. With me opening everything up, I’m going to try to go around and check out several schools and pretty much just let everything open up.”

After the 6-foot-4, 185-pound athlete decommitted, he admits things haven’t really changed that much for his recruitment.

2015 WR Campbell plans summer visits 

June, 24, 2013
6/24/13
4:12
PM ET
BRADENTON, Fla.-- Despite only being a 2015 prospect, wide receiver George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake) was one of the top performers at the IMG 7v7 National Championships over the weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 184-pound athlete has several big-time offers and is looking to visit several schools this summer.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

ESPN 150 WR Scott talks recruiting 

April, 22, 2013
4/22/13
4:23
PM ET
BRADENTON, Fla. -- ESPN 150 wide receiver Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake), as expected, was one of the top wideouts in attendance at the IMG 7v7 Southeast regional championships over the weekend.

The four-star wide receiver visited Michigan recently and said he enjoyed his experience in Ann Arbor.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

ESPN 300 OL Hunt will be busy 

December, 26, 2012
12/26/12
9:36
PM ET
Until a couple of weeks ago, the Oregon Ducks had been looking at three offensive linemen in order to round out their class with one or two more players at that position. Then two new recruits came into the picture and received offers almost immediately.

[+] EnlargeCameron Hunt
Erik McKinney/ESPN.comESPN 300 OL Cameron Hunt has set up official visits to Oregon, Michigan and California.
Both of the new offers were big, as one led to a commitment and the other has one of the top players in the West seriously considering the Ducks.

California commit and Under Armour All-American OL Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial) recently began to explore other options after Cal had a coaching change. Hunt remains committed to the Bears but is giving a good look to three other programs. Nebraska, Michigan and Oregon all offered the ESPN 300 prospect within days of Jeff Tedford being let go. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer also stopped by the week before Hunt and his Centennial squad took on Concord (Calif.) De La Salle in the state championship game.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

S Malcolm Cook re-opens recruitment 

December, 5, 2012
12/05/12
5:29
PM ET
Malcolm Cook (Fork Union, Va./Fork Union) hasn't officially decommitted from Virginia following the firing of four assistants, but the safety said he's re-opening his recruitment.

In the last 48 hours, the prospect has received 11 offers and entertained visits and phone calls from the likes of Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and USC. He planned to speak with the Trojans after basketball practice Wednesday, and he chatted in-person with Penn State assistant Charles London on Tuesday.

"It doesn't really matter to me about other schools looking at me," he said, when asked whether this new attention was a consolation. "The reason I committed to Virginia was because of the defensive coordinator, Coach [Jim] Reid. So I was really hurt by Coach Reid not being there.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

S Leon McQuay talks coaching changes 

December, 2, 2012
12/02/12
3:39
PM ET
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The high school career of ESPN 150 safety Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) came to an end on Friday, as Armwood fell in the playoffs to nationally ranked Gainesville (Fla.) High School.

Though his season is over, things are starting to heat up with McQuay's recruitment. He continues to have a top five of Florida State, Oregon, Vanderbilt, Michigan and USC. Michigan defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery was on hand to watch McQuay on Friday.

[+] EnlargeLeon McQuay III
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comLeon McQuay is the No. 3 safety in the nation. He's ranked No. 32 overall in the ESPN 150.
McQuay has taken official visits to all of his favorite schools except for Southern Cal but is planning to visit USC next weekend. Florida State and USC have made a big push for McQuay over the last several months. But with FSU defensive coordinator Mark Stoops taking the head coaching job at Kentucky and USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin stepping down this past week, McQuay said he is waiting to see who will replace them before he making any changes with his recruitment.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

When the Ducks hosted Colorado on Oct. 27, the game was played in poor weather and was over by the end of the first quarter. Neither the rain nor the fact they didn't arrive at Autzen Stadium until the third quarter dampened the spirits of safety Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) and his parents.

Leon McQuay
Jeff Peoples/IntersportAll-American Leon McQuay III enjoyed his visit to Oregon and has 'very serious' interest in the Ducks.
The No. 32 player in the ESPN 150 made the long trek to the Northwest for his second official visit of the year. After previously visiting Vanderbilt -- a school he is more serious about than most people think -- McQuay and his parents were able to explore Eugene to get all of his questions answered about the university and the Ducks' football program.

"It was a great experience. You actually have to visit and see the place in person to do it justice and [to] get a full impact of what's going on there," McQuay Jr. said. "Everything about it was great. All the way down to how many uniform combinations they have."

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

2014 CB D'Andre Payne enjoys PSU visit 

October, 28, 2012
10/28/12
2:24
PM ET
D'Andre Payne (Washington, D.C./H.D. Woodson) expected a cheering sea of white-wearing fans and chills when he stepped through Penn State's south tunnel Saturday.

[+] EnlargeD'Andre Payne
Scott Fink for ESPN.comD'Andre Payne was impressed by Penn State's fan support.
He said he wasn't disappointed -- but the crowd still caught him off guard.

When he emerged from the tunnel, he heard a chant of two familiar words: "D'Andre Payne! D'Andre Payne!" some screamed, goading the 2014 cornerback to commit to Penn State.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Podcast: The Verbal Commitment

September, 6, 2012
9/06/12
4:17
PM ET
Dave Hooker and the RecruitingNation regional writers deliver all the latest news and notes from around the nation in this week's edition of The Verbal Commitment podcast. Listen

RecruitingNation: From the Road

September, 4, 2012
9/04/12
6:09
PM ET
Every week, RecruitingNation sends out a fleet of writers to report from high school football games across the country. From the Road Insider breaks down the top performances by the recruits they saw in person over the weekend.

Video: 2014 QB Coleman Key

August, 22, 2012
8/22/12
9:30
AM ET

SoonerNation's Bob Przybylo talks with uncommitted junior quarterback Coleman Key, who recently transferred to Broken Arrow (Okla.), about Key's busy summer on the camp circuit.

Video: Day 3 recap of Elite 11 Finals

July, 21, 2012
7/21/12
12:00
PM ET

Notre Dame commit Malik Zaire and Tennessee-bound Riley Ferguson are just a couple of the standouts that caught Tom Luginbill's eye on day 3 at the 2012 Elite 11 Finals.

2014 LB Hoza Scott turning heads 

July, 20, 2012
7/20/12
4:39
PM ET
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Hoza Scott showed up to the Texas state 7-on-7 championships wearing a Texas A&M snapback hat Friday. He wanted to make it clear which school was in the lead for his pledge.

“I went and bought this two days ago,” Scott said. “My mom wanted me to go buy it and show that A&M is No. 1. So that’s what I did.”

The touted linebacker is arguably the No. 1 prospect in the state of Texas for the 2014 class, and he has already hammered out a clear list of his three favorite schools.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Wide receiver Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake), a 2014 prospect, was one of the top wideouts to compete at the Jimbo Fisher Camp on Thursday. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete says he has enjoyed his experience in Tallahassee.

"I love it," Scott said. "It's a home town, it's in Florida, they have the best weather and I love the facilities. I'll probably be back to see some games this year."

Scott picked up an offer while camping at Florida in June and said he will likely visit UF for a game this year as well.

"I love the coaches at Florida," he said. "Every time I go I could just see myself there. I like Florida, I like how they fit me -- I just liked it. I'll probably go see some games at Florida too and maybe UCF."


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

DL Maquedius Bain decommits from FSU 

July, 18, 2012
7/18/12
4:30
PM ET
ESPN 150 defensive tackle Maquedius Bain's up-and-down commitment status with Florida State appears to be a little clearer now.

The four-star defensive tackle, ranked No. 41 overall in the class of 2013, officially decommitted from the Seminoles on Wednesday amid regular flirtation with other schools during the process.

Previously, Bain (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova Southeast) had listed a group of top schools other than Florida State -- the school to which he committed in November.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Michigan Releases Statement About Shane Morris
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon released a statement in regards to quarterback Shane Morris' postgame evaluation for a concussion.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video