After linebacker Treshaun Hayward de-committed from Western Michigan, coach Fleck and his staff wasted no time in finding recruits to take his place.
Linebacker Dwayne Chapman announced his commitment last week on his Twitter account.
To Glory Be God In The Highest— Dwayne Chapman II (@dwaynechapmanii) June 17, 2016
The Next Chapter Unfolds...RTB!!! pic.twitter.com/26ogpRU0aB
Chapman is a consensus three-star recruit according to Rivals, Scout, and 247Sports. He chose the Broncos over reported offers from Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, CMU, EMU, Kent State, Miami, Navy, Ohio, and Toledo. He also was receiving interest from Indiana and took an unofficial visit there in March, although an offer has not materialized.
When asked why he chose WMU Chapman told Hustle Belt, "Why not? It's the place to be, from the education I will get, to the amazing football they have down there."
He then went on to talk about the recruiting process and explain the most appealing part about Western Michigan.
"It was a Blessing to me and my family to receive 12 offers. And the engineering program was the most appealing part about WMU!"
Chapman is the second linebacker to join this recruiting class and it was clear that WMU's staff made him a priority throughout this recruiting process.
Check out Chapman's highlights from his junior season courtesy of Hudl:
ATH Denzel Houston announced his commitment almost a week ago.
I am very excited and blessed to announce that I will be committing to Western Michigan University pic.twitter.com/W0FKW4S36c— GoldenOne (@HoustonDenzel) June 15, 2016
Houston committed to WMU over reported offers from Louisville and USF. He is ranked a 3-star recruit by 247Sports, and Scout while Rivals ranks him as a 2-star recruit. Houston currently plays quarterback and wide receiver at Mainland high school located in Daytona Beach, Florida.
It is unclear where Houston will play at the next level as he is listed as an athlete and could potentially make a switch to defense. Considering how quick and athletic he is, it does not seem likely that WMU is recruiting him for quarterback. At the next level, wide receiver would make the most sense for him.
Check out Houston's junior highlights courtesy of Hudl
DT Ralph Holley was the third recruit to commit to WMU over the course of seven days.
#RTB Nothing but God pic.twitter.com/oSBbZxxTTe— B1GR⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@HolleyRalph) June 21, 2016
Holley committed over reported offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, CMU, Kent State, and Miami.
The 6-foot-2 270 pound defensive tackle currently attends St. Mary's located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, home of the defending state of Michigan champions.
Holley, like Chapman, was also garnering interest from Indiana and does not hold an offer.
Holley joins Chris Elmore and Noah Hickcox as the other defensive tackles in this class.
Get a taste of what Holley can bring to the table by watching his junior highlights courtesy of Hudl: