CMU Football Welcomes Key Recruits to Campus

The Central Michigan University football program will attempt to build on last weekend's recruiting success when it hosts nine key recruits on campus this weekend.

Central Michigan hosted six football recruits last weekend and has already secured three verbal commitments among them.

The Chippewas will attempt to build on that recruiting success this weekend when they host nine players from Michigan, Florida and Georgia.

Leading the Michigan contingent of recruits to campus this weekend are two standout players from Lansing, quarterback Mike Canfield (6-2, 215) of Lansing Everett and offensive lineman D.J. Young (6-5, 275) of Lansing Sexton.

Rated by many scouts as the top quarterback in the state this year, Canfield visited Northern Illinois last weekend. His coach at Everett is former CMU quarterback Marcelle Carruthers.

Young visited Cincinnati last weekend and also has a visit scheduled to Indiana Jan. 13. Young reports scholarship offers from both the Bearcats and Hoosiers in addition to the Chippewas.

Another Michigan offensive lineman visiting CMU this weekend is Levi Breeze (6-7, 270) of Chelsea High School. Breeze visited Eastern Michigan last weekend, as did cornerback Mark Mitchell (6-0, 180) of Tecumseh (Mich.) High School. Mitchell said he expects to make a decision as early as next week between the Chippewas and Eagles.

Three prospects are scheduled to take official visits to CMU this weekend from the Sunshine State, including two from the same high school.

Running back Carl Volny (5-9, 175) and quarterback/safety Kitoko Poblah (6-2, 190) are teammates at Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Charter School, where they competed this season against CMU recruit Delvin Davis of Pembroke Pines Flanagan. A cornerback, Davis was the first player in CMU's 2006 recruiting class, committing to the Chippewas in July.

Chaz West (5-10, 185), another standout cornerback from south Florida, will join Volny and Poblah in Mount Pleasant this weekend. West preps at Pompano Beach Ely High School, one of the top football programs in the state.

Rounding out the list of visitors this weekend are two from Georgia, tight end Scott Fambrough (6-3, 210) of Greater Atlanta Christian and cornerback Eulas Taylor (5-11, 175) of Washington County High School in Sandersville. The Chippewas already have three players on their roster from WACO High, Josh Gordy, Chris Boss and Antrione Archer.

Another prospect who was scheduled to visit CMU this weekend, defensive tackle Corbin Bryant of Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park, has reportedly canceled his visit. Bryant visited Northern Illinois last weekend and has given the Huskies his verbal commitment.

CMU currently has five known commitments in its 2006 recruiting class, including three players from Michigan and two from Florida. The Chippewas could sign as many as 25 recruits in this class. Signing day is not until February.


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