MD Athlete Visits Wake Forest

Michael Campanaro

River Hill (Md.) athlete Michael Campanaro made the trip from Maryland to Winston-Salem, North Carolina this past weekend. The 5'10, 180-pound prospect attended Wake Forest's showdown with North Carolina and made an unofficial visit to the Demon Deacons' campus.

"I was there [Saturday] and it was real nice," Michael Campanaro said on Sunday evening. "I'm actually going to the airport now to go back home. I came Saturday morning and met with Coach White before the game. I thought it was a fun experience. The crowd showed good spirit and they showed well in the win over North Carolina."

Along with Coach White, Campanaro also got the opportunity to visit with Coach Tim Billings. "I talked with the wide receivers coach a little when I got there," Campanaro continued. "Other than that, I talked to Coach White the whole day. I toured the campus afterwards. It was a unique campus and I liked it a lot. I think Wake Forest showed a lot of love while I was there"

A 5'10, 180-pound athlete with the ability to play several positions, Campanaro also visited UNC and N.C. State this weekend. [Sunday] I visited UNC and N.C. State," he noted. "I got to UNC and met with Coach Thigpen and got a tour of their football office. It seemed like the football office never ended. Talking to the other coaches, they said it was going to expand. I got to meet with Coach Butch Davis and the defensive backs coach too. Their campus is a lot bigger and more people than Wake. I thought they both were unique."

"At N.C. State, I met with Coach Willis," continued Campanaro. "They were about to meet but I got a tour of their building. I thought their facilities were nice as well. Their stadium was interesting because it's just a little ways from the school which was different from UNC and Wake Forest. Overall, it was a nice."

He has already visited Notre Dame, Boston College, Maryland, Akron, Pittsburgh, and Illinois. Next week, he is off to Northwestern for another visit. To date, Northwestern has already offered as has Akron.

Although he has the ability to play running back, wide receiver, or defensive back in college, Wake Forest currently has Campanaro pegged as an athlete at the slot position. "They see me as an athlete – someone in the slot [wide receiver] position and said I could run the ball some as well and maybe return kicks."

The Demon Deacons have yet to offer though that may not be too far off. "We talked about that with Coach White and they said they could possibly offer after they review my film I've given them," he said. "The coaches are really focused on the ACC and making a run there but they'll get to my film and said they would definitely be in touch and keep up with me."

If the Wake Forest coaches see Campanaro's film, they will certainly be impressed with what the Maryland native has done thus far. "We're 7-0 right now as a team," he said. "I'm leading the state in touchdowns – 25 – and we're trying to keep on winning. Last year, we made the state championship and lost to Friendly. The past few years we went further and further and this year we want to make it another game further."

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