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Sting Factor: Collins Acheampong flips the bet from Michigan to Miami


When Collins Acheampong visited Ann Arbor, the four-star defender felt he belonged there.

Potential Catholic Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita has developed a good relationship with Michigan staff, those coaches have developed other defensive goals for the NFL, and the combination of athletics and a great education is incredibly appealing.

Before committing to the Wolverines, however, Acheampong delayed his decision – and now the reason is clearer: miami hovering in his mind.

In the summer, Acheampong picked Michigan and was seen around the Southern California circuit to assist the Wolverines, but due to injuries this season, Miami’s coaches never backed down, continuing to chase him and on Tuesday, the Hurricanes toppled a four-star defense.

Acheampong didn’t play much football. He came to the United States from Ghana with the intention of playing basketball. Then COVID hit, his alma mater was out of football and he transferred schools only to get injured during his senior season.

However, he is an athletic and physical type of person and has a lot of advantages despite not having played much football. under the coach Mario Cristobalunder his tutelage, he will likely have high status.

He has impressed at the Los Angeles Under Armor Camp this season and is in a 7 out of 7, but on the field there is still a lot of untapped potential.

“While the loss of a four-star rookie can’t be ignored, if there’s one position Michigan can accept to lose a rookie, it’s in a defensive position. Werewolves have a track record of developing talent. talent regardless of rookie EDGE’s star rating, which makes me think that the show can absorb hits like this. is a good thing.” – Josh Henschke, MaizeandBlueReview.com

Stinging Factor: 6

I have mixed feelings about this rejection because Acheampong is a great lead with a lot of potential, but for now it’s just that: potential. He is very unproven and has not competed for any length of time against elite opponents. At camp I saw him this season, he looks great, starts well, probably needs more physical training to have an impact on college level soon and he obviously Still learning the game. Michigan may have done wonders for him and Miami certainly has great coaches to make him something special, but I don’t think that’s going to happen for at least a few more years. . – Adam Gorney, Rivals . national recruitment director

Stinging Factor: 6

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