It seems like it's been a decade since we last heard any news about P.J. Fleck reeling in another recruit, then after more than a month of silence, news came out Saturday that Fleck had hauled in yet another high-profile recruit. Javonte Seabury committed to the Broncos, brining their 2014 class to 28 total, with 16 3-star commits.
The 3-star wide receiver from Timber Creek High School in Orlando recently de-committed from Florida International, where he had given an oral pledge to back in September after de-committing from Florida State in August. Seaburry chose the Broncos over offers form Miami (Florida) and Florida State, as well as FIU and fellow MAC school Kent State. It's just another impressive recruiting pickup for the first-year head coach who at one-point early in the season had a Top-25 recruiting class.
At 5-9, 165 Seabury isn't the biggest receiver, and certainly doesn't fit the mold of current Bronco stud wideouts Jamie Wilson and Corey Davis (both will be sophomores in 2014, each having won a MAC Freshman of the Year Award in the previous two years), but he's lightening quick, running a 4.3 40-yard-dash according to his Hudl page.
Seaburry is the fourth wide-receiver to commit to WMU for 2014, and the second-highest rated (fifth highest rated WMU recruit overall) behind only 4-star safety/WR Lonnie Johnson. It's clear that Fleck is playing for keeps. He's going after athletes at all positions, and Seaburry is no different. This recruiting class is fast, strong and is certain to make an immediate impact in 2014.
Seaburry's commitment keeps WMU atop the MAC 2014 recruiting class rankings, and also moves Fleck's inaugural class up to 66th in the nation, ahead of Big 10 member Illinois, and independent BYU. It's an impressive haul for a coach coming off a 1-11 season in his first year as a head coach.