Georgia Prep Teammates Visiting CMU

The Georgia talent pipeline to the Central Michigan University football program has been flowing smoothly in recent years. With football recruiting winding down for the 2004 class, the Chippewas once again are focusing on Georgia players. Two outstanding defensive prospects who were teammates on a record-setting Georgia high school team are visiting CMU this weekend.

How good was the Sandersville (Ga.) Washington County High School defense this season? Good enough to compile a record eight shutouts in 14 games and allow only 84 points all season.

The Golden Hawk defense takes great pride in its accomplishments, preferring to call itself the "black shirts," after the more famous Nebraska Cornhusker defense.

No less than five members of this defensive unit are expected to sign with Division I-A college football programs in a couple weeks. Two of those five are visiting Central Michigan this weekend where both have reportedly been offered scholarships.

The two standouts visiting CMU are defensive end Chris Boss (6-4, 225) and linebacker Antrione Archer (6-3, 210).

If they decide to verbally commit, Boss and Archer would join a CMU defense that features three Georgia players: linebackers Deonte Burnam and Thomas Keith, and defensive tackle Temirez Williams, a member of the 2004 recruiting class who is already enrolled at CMU.

Thanks to its great defense, Washington County finished the season with a 12-2 record. The Golden Hawks made it to the Georgia Dome where they lost to eventual state champion LaGrange in the class AAA state semifinals.

To date, the Chippewas have 13 verbal commitments, including yet another Georgia standout, cornerback Ronnie Jackson of Macon's Windsor Academy who pledged CMU last weekend while on his official visit.

If Boss and Archer commit to CMU, that would still leave the Chippewas with as many as six scholarships to offer for this year's class.

National signing day is Wednesday Feb. 4th when verbal commitments become binding.

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