Western Michigan is currently on a roll this recruiting cycle as they landed their eighth, ninth, and tenth commits over the weekend. These three star commits have boosted WMU to the 24th best recruiting class nationally over notable programs like Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Ole Miss. After a big weekend, the Broncos staff took to social media to display their excitement.
The first of three commits is linebacker Tanner Motz out of St. Johns, Michigan. Motz chose the Broncos over reported offers from Miami, Buffalo, CMU, and Toledo. Motz is rated a 3-star recruit by Scout and a top 40 linebacker in the class of 2017. The 6-foot-2 205 pound linebacker who is a solid all-around player and rather athletic for his size. Motz also plays tight end in high school but projects as an inside linebacker at the next level.
The second recruit to commit over the weekend is defensive end Nate Umlor. Umlor had reported offers from Ball State, CMU, Miami, EKU, and Illinois. The defensive end currently attends Allendale HS located in Allendale, Michigan and stands at 6-foot-5, weighing in at 245 pounds.
Finally, defensive tackle Chris Elmore committed over reported offers from Ball State, Buffalo, CMU, FAU, Miami, and Wyoming. The 6-foot-1 260 pound recruit converted from fullback to defensive tackle prior to starting his high school career at Phillips. Phillips will look to defend their state title during Elmore's senior season.
Back in February, Elmore received his first offer from coach Fleck and discussed it in an interview with Scout's Allen Trieu.
"I love the things that Western Michigan is doing and their program has been one of the best that I have seen so far."
These three recruits should help shore up WMU's defensive unit for many years to come.
However, don't just take our word for it. Check out these three recruits in action for yourself courtesy of Hudl.