Dyson Chmura talks Army

Dyson Chmura received his third offer when Army offered this week. The 6-foot-3, 218-pound linebacker plays at Waukesha (Wis.) West High School. Chmura had been receiving quite a bit of attention from Army so the news of a mid-week offer from linebackers coach, Jovan Dewitt, didn't take him completely off-guard.

"I had received 12 hand-written letters from a variety of Army coaches so I thought something must be up," Chmura told ArmySports.com. "On Wednesday, I was texting with Coach Dewitt and he said the head coach wanted to speak with me. He never really specified what he liked about my game other than he was impressed with what he saw on tape and was fully ready to offer me.

"I have to say I was pretty excited about it. I don't know a lot about the Army program, but I'm appreciative of every offer. I'm for sure going to take a visit. I hear that it's a good campus and I imagine they have great facilities as well."

Chmura's two other offers are from New Mexico and South Dakota. He's been receiving strong interest from Michigan State, where his brother, Dylan, plays, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. His brother plays tight end as did his father, Mark, a three-time Pro Bowler for the Green Bay Packers and Boston College great, but Dyson likes defense.

"I do play some wide receiver and tight end," he said. "The position I'm getting recruited as is outside linebacker. I'd definitely say my speed is my biggest strength. I'm good at dropping back into coverage since I started out playing cornerback and free safety."

Chmura hopes to bolster his status at an upcoming Rivals camp in nearby Chicago. He'd like a few more offers to choose from as he heads closer toward his senior season.

"Being a part of a solid football program with great coaching is really what I'm looking for," Chmura said. "I love schools with a winning tradition and that offer strong academics. I would like to be close to my family if it works out but I'm open to going to another part of the country for college. We'll see."

The Waukesha West Wolverines won a state championship in 2010. They went 10-3 in 2013. Chmura was a second team All-Classic Eight Conference selection as a junior.

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