When Collins Acheampong visited Ann Arbor the four-star defensive finish felt he belonged there.
The Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic prospect had developed good relationships with the Michigan workers, these coaches had developed different defensive ends for the NFL and the combo of athletics and an awesome training was extremely interesting.
Earlier than he dedicated to the Wolverines, although, Acheampong delayed his resolution – and now it’s extra clear why: Miami saved protruding in his thoughts.
Over the summer season, Acheampong picked Michigan and was seen across the Southern California circuit supporting the Wolverines, however via an harm this season the Miami coaches by no means backed down, saved coming after him and on Tuesday the Hurricanes flipped the four-star defensive finish.
Acheampong has not performed quite a lot of soccer. He got here to america from Ghana with the intention of taking part in basketball. Then COVID hit, his old fashioned didn’t have soccer any longer and he transferred solely to get harm in his senior season.
Nonetheless, he’s an athletic and bodily specimen and has a ton of upside regardless of not taking part in quite a lot of soccer but. Below coach Mario Cristobal’s tutelage, he may find yourself having high-end standing.
He was spectacular on the Los Angeles Below Armour Camp this offseason and at a number of 7on7s, however so far as on the sphere there stays quite a lot of untapped potential.
“Whereas dropping a four-star recruit cannot be brushed apart, if there’s one place that Michigan may afford to lose a recruit, it is at defensive finish. The Wolverines have a observe report of creating expertise irrespective of the star rating of EDGE recruits, which makes me suppose this system can soak up blows like this. Regardless, dropping a proficient man on protection is rarely a great factor.” – Josh Henschke, MaizeandBlueReview.com
Sting Issue: 6
I’ve blended emotions about this decommitment as a result of Acheampong is a great-looking 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 frame towards elite competitors. On the camp I noticed him at this offseason he appeared nice, got here off the sting effectively, in all probability must be extra bodily to have an early influence on the faculty degree and it’s clear he’s nonetheless studying the sport. Michigan may have performed 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 at the least a pair years down the road. – Adam Gorney, Rivals nationwide recruiting director
Sting Issue: 6