CMU Football Receives Two Verbals for 2005 Class

Central Michigan University football head coach Brian Kelly and his staff have been working hard to complete the 2004 recruiting class. Now begins the task of securing talent for the 2005 class. The Chippewas are off to a great start, receiving verbal commitments from two Michigan standouts.

Chippewas Insider has learned that Central Michigan University recently received verbal commitments from two Michigan prep players to open the 2005 recruiting class.

They are tight end Allen Ollenburger (6-4, 235) of Charlotte High School, and wide receiver Bryan Anderson (6-5, 190) of Rockford High School.

Ollenburger helped lead Charlotte to a 10-2 record and the Capital Area Activities Conference Division II Championship last season. The Orioles also won their first district title in school history.

Ollenburger will follow the path blazed to CMU by Charlotte great Brock Gutierrez. A seven-year NFL veteran and current member of the San Francisco 49ers, Guitierrez played center for the Chippewas from 1993-95 and was a 1st team All-Mid-American Conference selection in '95.

Last season Anderson caught 19 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 13.1 yards per reception and had a long of 47 yards. He helped lead the Rams to an 8-3 overall record and into the second round of the state playoffs.

Anderson will join Rockford standouts and current Chippewa offensive tackles Adam Kieft and Joe Staley in playing for CMU.

Chippewas Insider will follow-up this news with features on both Ollenburger and Anderson.

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