With the upcoming graduation of tight end's Deon Butler, and Mike Kinville, the Central Michigan football program were looking to bring in a couple class of 2015 prospects to fill their shoes over the next few years. Still months away from signing prospects to Letters of Intent, it looks like Dan Enos and the Chippewas coaching staff have done just that.
After locking up a pledge from Austin Ervin, of St. Johns, Michigan in May, it didn't take that long for Enos and crew to secure a commitment from another in-state tight end.
On Saturday, Alexx Zielinski of Brighton High School became the 17th soon-to-be senior to decide that Central Michigan was the right spot for him. Zielinski, a 6-foot 6, and 220-pound, prospect who is also a standout pitcher on the baseball diamond, chose the scholarship opportunity at CMU over chances to continue playing baseball on the college level.
Earning his full ride scholarship from the coaching staff after impressing them during a summer camp, Zielinski didn't hold dozens of offers from college football programs, but was on the radar of many, including a few of the Chippewas Mid-American Conference foes.
So far on the high school level,he has shown over and over he isn't just a big body used to block, but he can also make big plays when needed. During his career at Brighton, he has hauled in over 60 receptions for 565 yards and 12 touchdowns.
As a junior last season, Zielinski, who was named All-Conference, and All-County caught 15 balls for 208 yards, and two scores, to help lead Brighton to an overall record of 6-5, and a State Playoff berth.
Get a little peak into what Zielinski will add to CMU, with these highlights of him in action: