Florida star George Campbell makes college pick

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Florida State may have made the biggest addition to its 2015 recruiting class when five-star athlete George Campbell verbally committed to the Seminoles.

The 6-foot-4 product of Tarpon Springs, Florida, will most likely play at wide receiver for the Seminoles. Campbell is expected to line up at wide receiver, after totalling more than 1,500 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while at East Lake High School.

"It's just a good situation," said Campbell, announcing his decision to join Florida State over in-state rival Florida and challenger LSU on ESPN's Recruiting Nation.

The Seminoles now have 21 verbal commitments for the class, but expect Campbell to shine as the only five-star commit in that group.

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Coaching ties

Campbell told ESPN that he made the decision to attend Florida State after building a rapport with the coaching staff and, specifically, wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey.

"I have a great relationship with Coach Dawsey," Campbell said. "He's the type of dude that's not just going to tell you what you want to hear, but he'll tell you what you need to know."

The decision to attend Florida State would have been surprising a year ago. That's because Campbell was committed to Michigan in July 2013, though he decided to re-open his recruitment around December.

At the time, Campbell cited family reasons for his sudden cold feet. He kept the Wolverines as a distant consideration throughout the process, but if distance was a concern then it makes sense that Campbell would then choose to join Florida State.

Campbell's flip-flop was surprising though, if only because the wide receiver appeared adamant early on that he would honor the commitment.

"I'm going to stick with it. I was taught to stay with my commitment, and that's something I'm going to do -- no matter what -- with Michigan," Campbell said in August 2013. "I'm 100 percent with it, and no one has to worry about me flopping to a different school at all."

Another weapon

If you think Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is good now, just wait until Campbell steps onto the field next season.

Yes, it's a little early to look ahead to next year when college football just started again recently. But forgive Seminoles fans if they start to crane their necks toward the future because Campbell is just that good.

If Winston returns next year, as he has said he will multiple times because of the importance his family places on getting a degree, then the Heisman winner will have an array of weapons to throw to.

Florida State already signed four-star prospect Travis Rudolph, one of the top wideouts in his class, and fellow four-star receiver Ermon Lane, also a top player.

Those two will hit the field this year and when Campbell joins them, it might just make Winston unstoppable in his redshirt junior season.

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