Sometimes you fall in love at first sight. That was definitely the case for under-the-radar class of 2016 linebacker Jared Culp. After visiting the Western Michigan campus over the weekend, Culp decided he saw enough and verbally committed to P.J. Fleck and the Bronco coaching staff.
"My family and I were in Coach Fleck's office discussing things and I told him I would like to commit to WMU. He told me he was excited, and happy for me as well." Culp stated to Hustle Belt.
"What made WMU stick out to me was how passionate all of the coaches were about football, and their players. Coach Fleck is doing great things with the WMU program, and from academic standout WMU has an excellent engineering program which is what I'm interested in studying." The 6'3 205-pound prospect added.
Choosing to continue his education and football career at Western Michigan over a scholarship offer from Indiana State, the New Carlisle, Indiana native is glad to have the recruiting process over with.
"It's definitely a stress reliever. I'm very excited to be a Bronco. When I think of WMU football I just think of how excited I am to be a part of it, but now I'm focusing on helping my high school team win a state championship."
Culp was a huge part of a near state championship squad last season at New Prairie High. Finishing his junior year with 67 total tackles and three interceptions, Jared helped the Cougars to an overall record of 13-2.
With just under six months until national signing day the Broncos class of 2016 is currently sitting at 18 pledges.
Want to see Jared Culp in action? Check out these highlights, courtesy of the crew at Hudl: