Brunner Solid in His Commitment to CMU

What is the status of highly-touted Central Michigan University quarterback recruit Brian Brunner? He originally made a verbal commitment to the Chippewas in July, but since former CMU head coach Mike DeBord resigned unexpectedly last month, some wondered how firm Brunner might be in his commitment to CMU.

The first thing Brian Brunner said he wants to do is put all Central Michigan fans at ease.

"I'm solid in my commitment to CMU," Brunner said. "Coach (Butch) Jones was here on an in-home visit last Wednesday and everything went great. I'm very happy that he was retained by Coach (Brian) Kelly."

Brunner said he also recently got an opportunity to talk with new CMU head coach Brian Kelly.

"I talked to him on the phone," Brunner said. "He told me I looked great on the film he'd watched (from this season)."

Brunner said he is excited about the prospects of being the quarterback in Kelly's spread offense - an offense very similar to the one used by Bowling Green.

"What I like about Coach Kelly's spread offense is it puts control in the hands of the quarterback," Brunner said. "(Bowling Green Quarterback) Josh (Harris) is a tremendous athlete who can do a lot with his feet. I'm more of a Peyton Manning type where I can more or less control the tempo of the game."

Rated the number one prep quarterback in Wisconsin this year by, Brunner said he's looking forward to the opportunity to compete for playing time at CMU.

"With a new offense being implemented, it kind of levels the playing field," Brunner said. "Anywhere you go there is going to be competition."

In less than three weeks, the recruiting process that has lasted for more than a year will finally come to a close for Brunner when he signs his National Letter-of-Intent officially making him a Chippewa.

"Yes, I'm definitely going to be a Chippewa," Brunner said.

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