January 4th, 2014 12:20pm

Campbell opens up recruitment, taking it slow


George Campbell ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds at the Under Armour Combine on Jan. 2. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi/The Gainesville Sun)

Five-star recruit George Campbell is back on the market in the 2015 recruiting cycle.

The Tarpon Springs East Lake receiver made an early pledge to Michigan in the summer but decommitted last month.

“I talked to my family about it,” he said, “and we just felt like opening my recruitment back up was the best thing for me. It wasn’t about coach Brady Hoke or the season they had. I have no harsh feelings toward Michigan.”

The 6-foot-3, 183-pound Campbell has put recruiting on the back burner now that he’s undecided. His focus is on football and winning a state championship as a senior.

“It’s not a big process right now,” he said. “I’m trying to keep it at a slow pace, take my time and evaluate all my opinions. Everyone is getting looked at by me.

“But recruiting is not even on my mind right now. I’m trying to get a ring for my team.”

Florida was one of Campbell’s top schools before his commitment to Michigan, and he still thinks highly of the Gators.

“It’s a great school and a nice program, and they develop their players,” he said. “The season they had didn’t bother me at all. I’m not there, and I feel like I could help change the program.”

Campbell, who is ranked in the Top 10 nationally by ESPN and Rivals, likes new UF offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.

“I watched him the other night in Duke’s bowl game,” he said. “He’s a good coach, and I really hope he gets their offense going.”

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  1. January 4th, 2014 5:57 pm

    Would you mind listing the freshmen that redshirted for the Gators last year? Thanks.
    Go Gators. Win or lose.

    by Doug

  2. January 4th, 2014 8:41 pm

    Zach thanks for all you do. I follow you on twitter and gatorsports for my daily Gator fix. Go Gators! We shall return.

    by Don

  3. January 4th, 2014 9:01 pm

    I would love to attract this young man to UF. We need him badly.

    by Gator Todd

  4. January 4th, 2014 11:46 pm

    Zach any chance you can give us a running list of potential prospects we are after and have a legitimate shot at landing between now and signing day. I know we hav offered rb jeff Jones and adoree jackson but couldn’t remember others for this cycle.


    by bamagator

  5. January 6th, 2014 7:24 pm

    Very well spoken young man, would like for him to replace one of the problem children from down south.

    by Ed

  6. January 6th, 2014 8:48 pm

    With the “NEW” scheme and the great assembly of coaches now on board, a pretty good season next year and we are in the hunt for all the top flight recruits next year. Most of those kids just want to see if Florida will resemble the real GATORS that they have been so use to following over the years. Many of the WANT to be GATORS, nut winning GATORS! With the new staff, we are back!! GO GATORS!!!!


  7. January 7th, 2014 7:46 am


    Would you mind putting together a list of recruits that we need the most for 2014 class?

    by Jay

  8. January 7th, 2014 8:31 am

    6’3 good height that the Gators need desparately at wr

    by Mason

  9. January 7th, 2014 12:26 pm

    Adoree jackson, jeff Jones, mckenzie, damiam prince, lorenzo Carter, and of course lane snd jc jackson. Those are who I think are the most key players gators need to get. Adoreecsn be a lock down corner and use on offense, jones is that back thst can get positive yards as well as catch the bsll out the back field, prince will be elite lineman we need to make the offense run game better for years, carter is another guy that can replace roland powell on defense playing aside gerald willis, and last but not least. Mckenzie will be that devin Hester type return guy. We already know about jc and lane

    by southridge305

  10. March 5th, 2014 10:39 am

    [...] 6-foot-3, 183-pounder made an early commitment to Michigan but has since backed off that pledge and reopened his recruitment. Campbell still has a long process ahead of him, but the Gators are currently in the driver’s [...]

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