CMU Football Secures Two More Commitments

The month of October has yielded two more verbal commitments to the Central Michigan University football program. With the recent additions, the Chippewas appear well on their way to an outstanding 2005 recruiting class.

Chippewas Insider has just learned of the recent verbal commitments by two Michigan high school players to Central Michigan University.

The two players are tight end Frank Zombo (6-5, 225) of Sterling Heights Stevenson High School and offensive lineman Adam Antonides (6-3, 260) of Lapeer West.

According to Zombo's father, Frank V. Zombo, his son verbally committed to CMU Oct. 2 during an unofficial visit for the Kent State game.

"He really likes it up there," Mr. Zombo said. "Frank likes the coaches and the atmosphere at CMU."

This season, Zombo started at both wide receiver and defensive end for playoff-bound Stevenson High, which just completed a 7-2 regular season in the Macomb Area Conference Red Division.

In nine games, Zombo caught 49 passes for 650 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Titans. He had recruiting interest from a number of MAC schools, but the Chippewas were the first school to offer a scholarship.

According to Mr. Zombo, the CMU coaches have told his son that he could play either wide receiver or tight end in the Chippewas spread offense, although he is being recuited primarily to play tight end.

Antonides said he made an unofficial visit to CMU for the Southeast Missouri State game, then verbally committed to the Chippewas Tuesday Oct. 5, a day after being offered a scholarship.

"I like the school and the fact Mount Pleasant is a small town," Antonides said. "I like the coaching staff, I think they're going to turn it around up there."

Antonides was a four-year varsity starter for Lapeer West (4-5), the alma-mater of current CMU linebacker Doug Kress.

"Doug told me what a great coaching staff CMU has and how much he liked it up there," Antonides said.

According to Antonides, he also had a scholarship offer from Toledo and was being recruited by fellow MAC schools Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Ball State.

"I'm intense on the football field," said Antonides, who can bench press 340 pounds. "I like to pound through guys and knock 'em over."

Antonides said he was recruited to play guard or center on the CMU offensive line.


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