CMU Targeting Kario Salters at DB in 2015

As the Evaluation Period tracks on, Central Michigan put itself in good position for Kario Salters. See how Salters liked his first of potentially many more visits to CMU here.

Despite a hamstring injury that limited his junior season, Farmington (Mich.) defensive back Kario Salters is quickly gaining traction with several schools in the region. Akron, Central Michigan, Purdue and Indiana State have all expressed interest in Salters thus far, with Concordia University – Ann Arbor extending a full scholarship. However, his recruitment from the Chips is just beginning to take off.

With the spring Evaluation Period underway, the Central Michigan coaching staff has a leg up on much of their MAC-competition for Salters as he already visited campus earlier this month.

At 6-foot-2 and 190 lbs., Salters has the size and athleticism that collegiate defensive coordinators covet and this was echoed during his trip to Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

"I enjoyed Central," Salters exclaimed. "Coach Archie [Collins] loved me. He knew who I was before I even introduced myself. He told me he liked my size and we had a good talk."

The two have continued to keep in close contact through since the first meeting.

This initial conversation laid the groundwork for a visit that would stretch across several facets of what the Chippewas have to offer. First, Salters took in a film session with his primary recruiter, coach Collins, before practice kicked off.

"I got the chance to sit in the room with the defensive backs and Archie," said Salters. "I learned a lot about the defense CMU runs.

"I also got the chance to watch their spring practice," said Salters. "The intensity was very high. Everything was fast-paced and they got after it! Players were getting coached up the whole time. The scrimmage was real nice. It was fun to see them live in person and play against each other."

Salters was joined by his younger brother, Kobe, who is a rising sophomore linebacker with interest in the Chippewas as well. The elder Salters remarked of the quality of Central Michigan's football-specific infrastructure.

"I also got the chance to check out their facilities and locker room," said Salters. "One of the best facilities I've seen. Overall I had a good time there. The players were real cool and they gave me the run down about everything about if I ever decided to play ball at CMU."

Salters states that he would ‘love' to visit Central Michigan again and will closely evaluate CMU as he moves forward in the process. Salters will likely camp at CMU in June.


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