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Kirk Campbell already helping Michigan football on the recruiting trail

Michigan is getting its money’s worth from its new quarterbacks coach.



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In early January, Michigan football parted ways with its former co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss amidst a police investigation into computer access crimes committed in late December last year. Now, its new quarterbacks coach is hot on the recruiting trail in his place.

Michigan football hires Kirk Campbell

Following the school’s decision to fire Weiss, there was much speculation about who would get the nod as the Wolverines’ next QB coach — it is assumed that the other co-offensive coordinator, Sherrone Moore, will take over as the full-time player caller this fall.

Kirk Campbell — a former Penn State analyst and Old Dominion OC that served an analyst role with the Wolverines last season — was promptly promoted to quarterbacks coach less than two weeks ago, and from the looks of things, he is already embracing his new position on the recruiting trail.

Campbell is hard at work on the recruiting trail

In under two weeks as quarterbacks coach, Kirk Campbell has already spoken with eight of Michigan’s top-priority recruits — three from the 2024 class and five from the 2025 class.

Obviously, Campbell has spoken with Jadyn Davis, who is likely the most essential recruit in Michigan’s upcoming classes. He is a five-star quarterback, and frankly, he will likely make or break the Wolverines’ 2024 class regardless of who else Michigan lands — right now, finding JJ McCarthy’s successor should be priority No. 1.

Along with Davis, Campbell has spoken to Michael Hawkins Jr., a four-star 2024 quarterback from Texas; along with four-star quarterback Michael Van Buren from St. Francis Academy.

In the 2025 cycle, Campbell has reached out to two five-stars and three four-stars. So far, he has spoken with Bryce Underwood (five-star, MI), Ryan Montgomery (five-star, OH), Stone Saunders (four-star, PA), Cutter Boley (four-star, KY), and Akili Smith Jr. (four-star, CA).

It’s good to see that Campbell has embraced his spot on Harbaugh’s staff like this despite having less than two weeks on the job. Ideally, Campbell’s enthusiasm will bring some of the nation’s top quarterback talent — such as Jadyn Davis — to Ann Arbor.

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