Akuezue Commits to CMU

Defensive end Justice Akuezue of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Huron High School verbally committed to Central Michigan University around 10 p.m. this evening. He talked about his decision with Chippewas Insider.

Defensive end Justice Akuezue of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Huron High School said he knew Central Michigan was the place he wanted to play his college football after visiting campus Sunday.

Tonight Akuezue made it official after calling CMU head coach Butch Jones about an hour ago to inform Jones of his intent to be a Chippewa.

"Coach Jones congratulated me and welcomed me to the program," Akuezue said. "I'm relieved. CMU is a winning program, they have great facilities and it's a great atmosphere."

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Akuezue said CMU plans to play him at weakside defensive end. Akuezue said he was told tonight that he might have to greyshirt, meaning he would enroll at CMU in January 2010 and become a member of next year's recruiting class.

"I don't have a problem with greyshirting," Akuezue said. "I told coach Jones I was cool with that."

Akuezue said he doesn't care if another Mid-American Conference school such as Eastern Michigan or Western Michigan offers him a scholarship this fall, he's still going to CMU.

"I'm solid for CMU," Akuezue concluded.

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