For Hamler (OH) Patrick Henry High School defensive end Cody Pettit the time was right to end his recruiting.
"Central Michigan really felt right," Pettit told Scout.com just minutes after calling Central Michigan Head Coach Butch Jones. "CMU is the type of program I desire as a student and a member of the football program. They have been at the top of the MAC the past couple of years and everything looks as if they'll stay there under Coach Jones."
Pettit, who stands 6-foot-3, 235-pounds is a high school defensive end but could see a move during his career.
"At this time the staff said I'll start off as a defensive end but could move inside depending upon my growth. What ever will help the team win is fine with me."
Having made a couple of visits to the Central Michigan campus sealed the deal for Pettit over the other Mid American Conference teams that offered.
"The facilities are awesome. I can't stress enough how great everything was when I have visited there. The weight room, training facilities and support the program gets from its fans all played a factor in my choice being CMU. Coach Jones is also bringing in a great class that will help keep the program at the top of the conference for many years to come."
Pettit only had to listen to Coach Jones to see what effect he'll have on the program.
"Coach Jones was very excited when I called him and couldn't wait to tell the other staff members. He said I made his week by committing."
With the recruiting process behind him Cody Pettit knows there is much work to be done.
"I'm happy to now be able to put all of this behind me. Now it's time to concentrate on having a great senior season and work with my teammates towards winning our conference and making a trip to the playoffs."
Pettit is the tenth member of the Chippewas Class of 2009 to give a verbal commitment.
You can watch Cody in action by clicking the following link.
Cody Pettit Makes The Call
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