Shahid Bellamy Becomes Second Commit for CMU

Just one day after Central Michigan picked up its first 2015 pledge from RB Romello Ross, a defensive prospect joined the party in Oak Park DT Shahid Bellamy. He discusses what made the difference in his recruitment here.

On March 20, Central Michigan successfully closed on their second 2015 recruit in as many days as Oak Park (Mich.) defensive tackle Shahid Bellamy committed to the Chippewas. Bellamy joins Detroit (Mich.) Western running back Romello Ross who issued his verbal commitment to CMU just a day prior.

While Bellamy had long contested that Central Michigan was the leader in his recruitment, it was after a highly positive unofficial visit to campus that Shahid knew he wanted to be a Chippewa.

"After the Junior Day visit and I talked to some of the players," said Bellamy. "I told Coach Enos I was ready to Fire Up and that I decided to be Chip."

In addition to his contact with head coach Dan Enos, Bellamy has also been in frequent communication with strength and conditioning coach Rick Perry. He lists this interaction as a driving force to bring him to Mount Pleasant.

"Coach Rick [Perry] is an exciting guy and a great Coach," said Bellamy. "I can't wait to start being coached by him. I plan to spend as much time as possible with CMU as I can."

Although Shahid won't sign his official letter of intent for another ten months, he is certain that he will follow through with his verbal commitment to Central Michigan. The fact that the Chippewas were the first school to offer went a long ways with Bellamy and he truly felt desired by the coaching staff.

"I am very solid with much decision," said Bellamy. "I don't think any school can challenge CMU. I have been on CMU for a while and no other coaches tried to change my mind until I committed."

Since Bellamy will not be looking to take other visits, he can now turn his focus to recruiting other rising juniors to join the now three-man 2015 recruiting class at Central Michigan. One prospect that he will be setting his attention is one of his Oak Park teammates, linebacker Junior McMullen. McMullen committed to Western Michigan earlier in the month.

"Junior knows how bad I want to play college football with him hopefully he comes around to join me," said Bellamy.

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