Western Michigan's boat rowed gently down the stream over the weekend. Not only did the Broncos pick up a solid win on the road at Ball State, they added another class of 2015 verbal commitment to the fold.
On Sunday afternoon, offensive lineman Luke Juriga, of Marmion Academy in Aurora, Illinois became the latest recruit to give P.J. Fleck, and crew a pledge.
"I chose WMU because of the coaches, and where they plan on taking the team, and I like the atmosphere of the whole school, and stadium. I've also heard great things about the school academically." Juriga, who also had interest in Northern Illinois, Air Force, Illinois, and Iowa stated to Hustle Belt.
"I picked WMU over the other schools because, I wanted to be a part of a winning team, and I believe they're going to be a winning team. I feel that at WMU you're not just a player on the roster, your more like family."
If you follow recruiting, by now you already know that Fleck and the Broncos have put together what most believe is the top class in the Mid-American Conference. Now up to 24 commitments, Western Michigan is excited to have the son of former NFL lineman, Jim Juriga, in the fold.
"I called Coach Cal (Brian Callahan), the offensive line coach. At first we just talked, and then I told him that I'd like to commit to WMU. He was super pumped. When he saw that I was calling, he said he wished that was why I was calling." Said, Juriga, who will line up at guard, and could see some time at long snapper for the Broncos.
"On the the day I called, they were in coaching meetings, and he handed the phone off to Coach Fleck, who was very excited. Then they put the phone on speaker, and the other offensive coaches said congrats."
Playing for head coach Dan Thorpe, Luke helped guide Marmion Academy to an 8-3 overall record last season. So far this year the Cadets are 5-2 and looking to once again make an appearance in the State Playoffs.
Want to see Luke Juriga in action? Check out these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: