Recruiting challenges in Detroit

November, 8, 2013
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Sitting in the weight room before a game at Detroit Cass Tech, 2015 quarterback Jayru Campbell rubs his tattooed arms as he talks about growing up in the city of Detroit.

No guts No glory

Those words are emblazoned across Campbell's arms -- a motto he lives by every day.

Campbell grew up without his father, who was in jail when Campbell was born. His father was released when he was in middle school, but the relationship hasn't developed.

"When my dad got out it was never really what I wanted it to be. The coaches really stepped in and became that part of my life that could tell me no you can't do that, or what I should be doing," Campbell, a three-star 2015 quarterback committed to Michigan State, said of Cass Tech head coach Thomas Wilcher and defensive coordinator Jermain Crowell. "There has been plenty of times where I call Coach Crowell during the day and we talk for an hour. They both help me by treating me like their own kid."

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