When Collins Acheampong visited Ann Arbor the 4-star defensive finish felt he belonged there.
The Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic prospect had developed good relationships with the Michigan employees, these coaches had developed different defensive ends for the NFL and the combination of athletics and an awesome schooling was extremely interesting.
Before he dedicated to the Wolverines, although, Acheampong delayed his determination – and now it’s extra clear why: Miami stored protruding in his thoughts.
Over the summer time, Acheampong picked Michigan and was seen across the Southern California circuit supporting the Wolverines, however by way of an harm this season the Miami coaches by no means backed down, stored coming after him and on Tuesday the Hurricanes flipped the 4-star defensive finish.
Acheampong has not performed plenty of soccer. He got here to the United States from Ghana with the intention of enjoying basketball. Then COVID hit, his old-fashioned didn’t have soccer any longer and he transferred solely to get damage in his senior season.
Still, he’s an athletic and bodily specimen and has a ton of upside regardless of not enjoying plenty of soccer but. Under coach Mario Cristobal’s tutelage, he might find yourself having excessive-finish standing.
He was spectacular on the Los Angeles Under Armour Camp this offseason and at a couple of 7on7s, however so far as on the sector there stays plenty of untapped potential.
“While losing a four-star recruit can’t be brushed aside, if there is one position that Michigan could afford to lose a recruit, it’s at defensive end. The Wolverines have a track record of developing talent no matter the star ranking of EDGE recruits, which makes me think the program can absorb blows like this. Regardless, losing a talented guy on defense is never a good thing.” – Josh Henschke, MaizeandBlueReview.com
Sting Factor: 6
I’ve blended emotions about this decommitment as a result of Acheampong is a good-wanting prospect with tons of potential, however proper now it’s simply that: potential. He’s very unproven and has not performed for any prolonged time period towards elite competitors. At the camp I noticed him at this offseason he seemed nice, got here off the sting effectively, in all probability wants to be extra bodily to have an early impression on the faculty stage and it’s clear he’s nonetheless studying the sport. Michigan might have completed wonders with him and Miami positively has nice coaches in place to make him one thing particular, however I don’t suppose it occurs for a minimum of a pair years down the road. – Adam Gorney, Rivals nationwide recruiting director
Sting Factor: 6