Cody Pettit has visited several schools since the winter and as he returns from a family vacation to Utah he's found a school at the top of his list.
"I've visited Central Michigan two times now and really like everything I've seen there. The coaches are great and the program has really taken the steps to continue to be one of the top in the MAC. Right now I'd say they are my leader."
While not ready give his verbal commitment, Pettit knows the day is coming where he'll end his recruiting.
"I've been enjoying this family vacation out west and really have placed recruiting on the back burner. We'll be getting back home on Friday or Saturday and at some point prior to my high school season starting I'd like to make my commitment."
Pettit is a 6-foot-3, 235-pound high school defensive end that projects with his hand down as a tackle in college. He shows explosive moves off the line and has the physical tools a program can built on.
Pettit enjoys offers from Akron, Kent State and Ohio along with Central Michigan. But the Chippewas staff has done a great job of showing Pettit he's one of their top recruits. A betting man would put good money on Pettit giving head coach Butch Jones a commitment by the first part of August at the latest.
Ohio D-Lineman Names Leader
Scout Football Top Stories
Top safety ready to pick between ACC and SECChesapeake (Va.) Indian River five-star safety Devon Hunter will make his college commitment tomorrow and Scout has the latest.
Scout Football11:13 AM
Biggest Movers in the Final Scout 300A look at some of the biggest movers in the Final Scout 300 for the class of 2017...
Scout Football10:45 AM
Big 12 Facebook Live and Recruiting NotebookNews, notes and recruiting scoop around the Big 12 Conference. See the latest with visits and more along with a Facebook live rundown of the latest happenings in the conference.
Scout Football8:33 AM
Scout's Road to National Signing Day HQCountdown the Road to Signing Day 2017 with all of Scout's Biggest News, Notes, Commits and More!
Scout Football7:00 AM