From Josh Barr's recruiting blog at Washingtonpost.com
More On Campanaro/Wake Forest
Colleague B.J. Koubaroulis caught up with River Hill junior Michael Campanaro, who orally committed to play football at Wake Forest during an unofficial visit to campus this past Saturday.
Campanaro, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back/wide receiver/defensive back, chose the Demon Deacons over offers from North Carolina, Northwestern and Akron because "the spread offense is what I was looking for," said the All-Met who totaled 2,310 all purpose yards and 30 touchdowns last season. "They are going to let me run the slot and run the ball. That's what I do at River Hill and that's my strength."
Campanaro, Howard County's Player of the Year, helped River Hill (14-0) to its first state championship last fall and has 3,955 career yards and more than 50 touchdowns -- both school records.
As a defensive back last fall, Campanaro had 51 tackles and three interceptions and as a punt-returner, the diverse threat averaged 25.9 yards per return.
"I felt like a lot more schools were close to offering, but even with all the offers in the world, Wake was going to be the school to go to," Campanaro said.