It was an elite Thursday for the Western Michigan football program. Not only did P.J. Fleck, and the Bronco coaching staff pick up a verbal commitment from three-star quarterback Tanner Morgan, they also landed a pledge from linebacker Trenton Guthrie of Northville High School in Pinckney, Michigan.
"I wanted to be around a coaching staff and players that were going to push the best out of me everyday. Also, I really felt like something special was happening at WMU that I just couldn't miss out on." The 6'2, 205-pound Guthrie stated to Hustle Belt as a few of the reasons why he chose the Broncos over chances to suit up at fellow Mid-American Conference programs Ball State, Central Michigan, and Toledo.
"It's going to take a lot of hard work together as a team, but we will strive for perfection. We won't be outworked." He added.
A two-star prospect, Guthrie is considered the 92nd outside linebacker, and 1,415th overall prospect in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite.
With well over eight months until the class of 2017 puts pen to paper and signs their letters of intent the Western Michigan coaching staff are off to a hot start. With Guthrie now in the fold the Broncos recruiting class is rated the 12th overall class in the country. Not only are the Broncos ranked ahead of power five conference programs such as Georgia, Wisconsin, Baylor, Texas, and Stanford, but they also lead the country at the moment with 15 verbal commitments.
Want to see Guthrie in action? Check out some of his high school highlights, courtesy of Hudl: