Team Commitments (per 247Sports)
Central Michigan made some serious noise on the recruiting trail as it hauled in three recruits in three days as three-star DE Michael Heldman, 6’6” and 280 lbs. OT Brayden Swartout, and 6’5” and 276 lbs. DT Bruno Guberinich all committed to the Chippewas. Eastern Michigan landed three-star OT Jez Janvier as well while Buffalo and Miami had decommitments this week.
Akron: 8 commits, one decommit in November
Ball State: 19 commits
Bowling Green: 13 commits, one in November (Julius Sims)
Buffalo: 17 commits, one decommitment in November
Central Michigan: 20 commits, three in November (Michael Heldman, Brayden Swartout, Bruno Guberinich)
Eastern Michigan: 10 commits, one in November (Jez Janvier)
Kent State: 12 commits
Miami: 20 commits, one in November (Henry Hesson)
Northern Illinois: 22 commits, two in November (Antario Brown, Muhammed Jammeh)
Ohio: 13 commits, one decommitment in November
Toledo: 20 commits
Western Michigan: 18 commits
Recruiting Battle to Watch
For this week’s Battle, we’re taking look at a Michigan QB that has stirred up some intrigue in the MAC. Jalin Pitchford, a six-foot dual threat passer out of Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Michigan, boasts 14 offers, including ones from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Miami. As you can see on his Hudl film, he’s elusive in the pocket, is mechanically sound, has great ball placement, and certainly doesn’t lack in arm strength. Some of his highlights as a ball hawk on defense is especially intriuging, but there isn’t a lot of tackling on tape tape so it’s tough to do an evaluation on Pitchford as a defender. If he’s able to add muscle to his frame, he’ll end up being a contributor somewhere in college.
Fire Recruiting Graphic of the Week
For this week’s Graphic, Miami once again has put together some solid work celebrating their victory over Akron. Some solid editing on the movie poster while keeping the background clean; just a solid graphic all-around. As always, feel free to submit nominees for Graphic of the Week to @MAC__Crootin.