Oakley talks Central Michigan commitment

Quarterback Zach Oakley of Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn decided not to wait for other offers to come his way, and he committed to Central Michigan two weeks after receiving his first offer. Oakley talks about why he chose the Chippewas and what type of player Central Michigan is getting.

Central Michigan gained a quarterback pledge for the 2014 class when Zach Oakley of Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn committed to the Chippewas on Thursday.

"I talked with my dad about and then I talked with my head coach, and I was ready to commit," Oakley said. "I called [head coach] (Dan) Enos and he was really excited. He gave me some more background on the other commits in the class. I can't wait to get back up there for camp."

Oakley was offered by Central Michigan two weeks ago, and though it was his only current offer, he was receiving a lot of interest from Purdue and Northern Illinois.

"I did a lot of research on my own, and they are an up and coming school," Oakley said. "They just built a brand new business facility. Central Michigan has a lot of young wide receivers, and I'm excited to be their quarterback."

""Since I play wide receiver and safety too in high school, I know how to make plays with my legs," Oakley said. "I'm a natural leader, and as long as I get the opportunity, I can make something out of it."

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