It was a pretty successful weekend for the Western Michigan football program. Hosting a solid group of prospects on campus, the Broncos walked away with multiple verbal commitments over the the last few days. Late Sunday night, Berea-Midpark (OH) linebacker Joe Bachie became the fifth overall class of 2016 recruit to give WMU a pledge.
P.J. Fleck, and the rest of the standout Western Michigan coaching staff played a massive role in Bachie's decision to Row The Boat.
"Coaches. The coaches are great. I can't wait to continue to build a great relationship with them. I'm different, and so is Coach Fleck, and that is what I love about him. I want to help make a difference, and a change." Bachie, a three-star prospect stated to Hustle Belt soon after announcing his commitment via his Twitter page.
The 34th-ranked inside linebacker in the country according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, he chose the Broncos over reported scholarship offers from Illinois, Bowling Green, Miami, Toledo, and Youngstown State. Bachie, who finished his junior season at Berea-Midpark with over 120 total tackles was also receiving interest from programs such as Ohio State, and Kentucky.
With numerous linebackers graduating after this upcoming season, Joe has a chance to see action very early on during his career with the Broncos. Looking to add depth inside, and outside, the 6'2 225 pound Bachie could see time at both spots.
"No exact words have came out their mouth on where they want me to play." He said. "They plan on me being a big time linebacker for them inside or outside. My body isn't finished growing yet. We will see what happens."
Get a better feel for what Joe Bachie will add to the Broncos with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: