William Campbell Re-Goes Blue

Defensive tackle William Campbell from Detroit Cass Tech has re-committed to the Michigan Wolverines after a tense 4 months of decommitment. The second time around, the 6-5, 330-lber becomes Michigan’s 21st commit in the class of 2009.

Player Notes
Campbell is a physically dominating player who will need to work on his technique to become equally effective on the college level. He has extraordinary size, great brute strength, and surprising quickness. He is a two-way player in high school (even in all-star games), and has both the explosive first step to play tackle in college, and the intelligence and lateral quickness to move primarily to the offensive line. Whichever position he ends up playing, he will have to improve his technique. Campbell is currently in the midst of the Army All-American Bowl, where he has been one of the (few) consistent players.

Recruiting Notes
Campbell originally committed to Lloyd Carr’s Wolverines way back in the summer of 2007, before his junior season. When the coaching staff changed, Campbell reaffirmed his commitment to Rich Rodriguez. Despite that, he maintained all along that he would like to take official visits to other schools, if only to get out and see the world a bit. When other coaches (such as Pete Carroll and Les Miles) told Campbell that he could not visit their campuses if he was firmly committed to Michigan, Big Will rescinded his verbal commitment, and went on trips to Alabama, LSU, and Miami. On his official visit to Ann Arbor, Will rushed the court with Michigan students following basketball’s upset win over the Duke Blue Devils. However, coming into Army All-American week, Campbell told the media that he was eliminating Michigan from consideration. In the end, that was all a smoke screen as Campbell donned the Maize-and-Blue cap in the third quarter of the All-American Bowl.

Campbell plans to enroll early, and has already done so, as was implied by a uniquname being created in the Umich directory in his name a week ago.
Campbell is also a teammate of 2010 CB/slot prospect Dior Mathis (along with the other two Cass Tech commits in the class of 2009). Landing Big Will can only help with Dior.

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6 Comments so far

  1. Santoro says...


  2. I know nothing says...

    Big Will would like to thank Urban, Satan, Randy, and Lester for the free vacations. He really had a great time, and it was all on your dime. Suckers.

  3. Voice of Reason says...

    Big Will simply wanted his moment in the sun in front of a national TV audience. This was big for he and his family, a moment that only he controled. Noticed how he enjoyed every second of it? How many high school athletes dream of moments like this?

    He also wanted an opportunity to travel and to be treated like a VIP at these schools. I’m glad he had his moment in the sun, and Michigan got their player.

    His next big moment hopefully is when he graduates and is drafted by the NFL, but the control is in the hands of the team drafting him.

  4. tcr says...

    It was great to see the big guy commit, but one bummer about it being drawn out is that he probably wasn’t working other big-time recruits the way he could have for M.

  5. Dale says...

    One more Block for the house that is needed for the NEW BIGHOUSE,would also like to see that Tajh Boyd in this class as well.

  6. Ann Arbor 1879 says...

    Tajh looked good, but I would rather us get a guy who can also play a DB position and get Devin Gardner next year.

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