One of the key returnees on the team is safety Kavon Frazier, whose 6'1, 185-lb frame and athleticism have earned him plenty of college interest and recently turned in his first offer.
"Central Michigan offered me," he said. "We went up there for a 7 on 7 tournament a couple weeks ago. Akron basically [offered too], but they didn't do it officially. They said we'll probably offer you sometime during the season."
The Zips may not have that opportunity. After camping yesterday at Michigan State, Frazier says a commitment could come very soon.
"It was a good experience," he said of receiving his Chippewa offer, "one that I'm really looking forward to. I was hoping to get an offer from State. Since I don't know if I will, so I might verbal soon to Central, just so I know that I've got my all academics paid for."
That is not the only reason though, as Frazier liked what he saw of Mount Pleasant on his trip there.
"I like the size of the campus. It's not as big as State. State's real big, but I don't know if I want to go to a school that big. Central's in the area, so my mom can come watch me, and family members can drive to come watch me play."
Frazier says there are other schools still recruiting him, listing Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Syracuse, Toledo, Illinois, Stanford, Holy Cross, Purdue, and Michigan, among others.
He says Michigan State told him they will watch the film of camp this week and let him know where he stands. If they do not let him know soon, then in all likelihood, he will be a Chippewa the next time he visits CMU.
"I'm going to visit Monday."