Dan Enos and the Central Michigan Chippewas are off to a hot start to the 2015 recruiting class. Enos and crew are currently sitting at seven verbal commits, including offensive lineman Louis Grigoletti, who was earning quite a bit of interest from programs such as North Dakota State, Syracuse, Bryant, Brown, Colgate, Northwestern and Michigan State, before he received his first scholarship offer from CMU while on a un-official visit in March.
"Coach Enos offered me the scholarship when I went to CMU for a junior day," the 6-foot-4, 290 pound, Riverside, Illinois native told Hustle Belt. "Coach (Butch) Barry and coach (Gino) Guidugli were there also. They told me they liked what they saw in my film, and how I play multiple sports (Wrestling and track) and that I do well in school."
Grigoletti, who carries well over a 3.5 grade point average at Riverside-Brookfield High and plans to study either computer science or programming when he reaches Central Michigan, added on how the staff broke the news of the offer to him.
It didn't take long for Grigoletti to decide that CMU was the right spot for him, giving the Chips' coaching staff his verbal commitment just a couple weeks after Enos dished out the talented junior's scholarship.
"When I think of CMU football, I think of fast paced games and practices. Just aggressive football that has a lot to offer. I committed to CMU because I felt that I would be able to build a good relationship with the coaches and players there." Grigoletti said.
"I liked the facilities and the pace of practice. I also believe in the philosophy of the football program and feel that I will fit in well."
Looking to bring in more bodies upfront, Grigoletti will add another big and athletic offensive lineman to a CMU roster, which loses starters Kevin Henry and Andy Phillips after this upcoming season. With the skill set to play either tackle or guard on the college level, Louis could find himself battling for early playing time once he reaches Mt. Pleasant next year.
Before you watch him in the Maroon and Gold, take a look at some of Grigoletti's high school highlights on his Hudl page.