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Blue Chips: Kirk Campbell set to see Bryce Underwood, the nation’s No. 1 QB

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Blue Chips: Kirk Campbell set to see Bryce Underwood, the nation’s No. 1 QB

*** Michigan quarterbacks coach Kirk Campbell will be at Belleville (Mich.) High tomorrow to see five-star quarterback Bryce Underwood, the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2025 recruiting class. Campbell has been a clear upgrade over former quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss and has already developed a strong relationship with Underwood. Both he and area recruiter Steve Clinkscale, who has known Underwood since he was a youth, are continuing to make big impressions on him: “Coach Campbell and Coach Clinkscale are the two coaches I talk to the most. Coach Clinkscale gives me the defensive aspect of it. Coach Campbell shows how our offense replicates their offense,” Underwood said. 

*** While the Michigan offense isn’t super pass happy, Campbell and offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore have done a fantastic job of showing Underwood how he’s a great fit for the system. The two have broken down film with Underwood, including on his recent visits. Taking what Underwood does at the high school level and showing Underwood how he can do it at Michigan is resonating: “How their coaching staff relates to our coaching staff is real. We have some of the same things going on like offensive play wise and how their quarterbacks coach (Campell) is. You can take most of their practices into the game,” Underwood said. 

*** While Campbell is doing a fantastic job with Underwood so far, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is going to play in key role in this recruitment over the next couple of years. Harbaugh is always involved with quarterback recruiting and obviously has plenty to sell. So far, so good. Harbaugh has been involved on his visits and is also making a strong impression on the talented signal-caller. “Coach Harbaugh being a quarterback guy helps out a lot. He’s understanding me, and I’m understanding him as well,” Underwood said. 

*** Overall, Michigan is trending in the right direction here and has momentum coming off multiple spring visits. Having Sound Mind Sound Body guys in the program like Will Johnson, Semaj Morgan and Jacob Oden can only help from a peer recruiting aspect. I also think adding teammate Jeremiah Beasley to the fold would really give U-M a boost with Underwood. Right now, Underwood has no visits set and said he’s still open to all programs. Ohio State is making a hard push as are SEC schools like Georgia and LSU.

Joseph Hastings contributed to this report.

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