Still months away from National Signing Day, P.J. Fleck, and the Western Michigan coaching staff have done a wonderful job tracking down 2015 talent. So far this recruiting process, the Broncos have 23 verbal pledges from some very talented seniors.
On Saturday, LaCario "Cario" Davison, of Galion High School in Galion, Ohio became the most recent prospect to give WMU a commitment, after receiving his offer from the staff during a visit to campus for the game against Murray State.
"I committed because I loved how the coaches saw the potential I have, and saw how much talent I already possess. That's why they offered." The 6-foot-2, 205 pound Daivson, who plays mostly wide receiver, and defensive back for Galion, but will make the switch to more of a hybrid linebacker role when he suits up for the Broncos, told Hustle Belt.
Like many Mid-American Conference recruits, Davison didn't receive dozens of scholarship offers, but was on the radar of quite of few schools, such as Toledo, Purdue, and Illinois.
Knowing the offers would one day come in, LaCario patiently waited, but at the same time knew exactly what he was searching for in the long run.
"I didn't want to go to a school where the school is a deal like "You're a decent athlete, and you might do our program some good in a couple of years, so I guess we'll offer you" type of thing." Said Davison, a three-star prospect, according to Rivals.com.
Looking for a program that wouldn't just make him a top notch athlete, but also a better man, Daivson knew as soon as he visited WMU last weekend that he found exactly what he had been searching for in his future home.
"I love Fleck, and what he's doing. I'm excited to be a part of WMU. The facilities they have are grade A. I know it's not the best in the world, but it's enough to get the job done. It's not Alabama or Ohio State, but it's my dream school. We are a program that is getting better day-by-day, and we will be on top, and stay on top when we get there."
Helping lead Galion to a 9-2 overall record as a junior last season, LaCario once again has the Tigers marching towards another State playoff berth. Currently sitting at 3-1, Galion takes on Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference foe Jonathan Alder on Friday, in what should be a hard hitting match-up.
Interested in seeing what LaCario will add to the Bronco defense? Take a look at some of his highlights from last season, brought to you by Hudl: