When Collins Acheampong frequented Ann Arbor the four-star defensive conclude felt he belonged there.
The Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic prospect had made superior interactions with the Michigan team, people coaches experienced produced other defensive finishes for the NFL and the combine of athletics and a fantastic education was incredibly desirable.
Just before he fully commited to the Wolverines, nevertheless, Acheampong delayed his selection – and now it’s a lot more very clear why: Miami retained sticking out in his brain.
About the summer season, Acheampong picked Michigan and was noticed all-around the Southern California circuit supporting the Wolverines, but by an injuries this period the Miami coaches never ever backed down, saved coming immediately after him and on Tuesday the Hurricanes flipped the 4-star defensive close.
Acheampong has not performed a lot of football. He came to the United States from Ghana with the intention of playing basketball. Then COVID strike, his aged faculty did not have soccer any more time and he transferred only to get damage in his senior time.
Nevertheless, he is an athletic and bodily specimen and has a ton of upside irrespective of not enjoying a good deal of soccer nonetheless. Less than coach Mario Cristobal’s tutelage, he could conclusion up obtaining substantial-conclude standing.
He was impressive at the Los Angeles Below Armour Camp this offseason and at a few 7on7s, but as much as on the area there continues to be a great deal of untapped prospective.
“Although shedding a four-star recruit are not able to be brushed apart, if there is one placement that Michigan could manage to shed a recruit, it is really at defensive end. The Wolverines have a track document of acquiring talent no make a difference the star ranking of EDGE recruits, which makes me consider the program can take up blows like this. Irrespective, getting rid of a gifted male on defense is in no way a fantastic detail.” – Josh Henschke, MaizeandBlueReview.com
Sting Variable: 6
I have mixed inner thoughts about this decommitment because Acheampong is a terrific-hunting prospect with tons of prospective, but right now it is just that: probable. He’s incredibly unproven and has not played for any extended interval of time against elite competitiveness. At the camp I saw him at this offseason he appeared terrific, came off the edge nicely, probably wants to be extra actual physical to have an early effects on the higher education amount and it is obvious he’s nevertheless finding out the video game. Michigan could have completed wonders with him and Miami surely has wonderful coaches in position to make him something unique, but I really do not feel it occurs for at the very least a couple a long time down the line. – Adam Gorney, Rivals national recruiting director
Sting Aspect: 6