It was back in March, that Oak Park (Mich.) 2015 linebacker Junior McMullen became the first commitment in the 2015 recruiting class for head coach P.J. Fleck and the Western Michigan Broncos.
However, since that time, McMullen stock has grown even more and as his recruiting stock has grown, so has his offer list. As of right now, McMullen holds offers from Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Illinois State, Northern Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio and Toledo. Although, he is still currently committed to Western Michigan, the soon-to-be senior says he is still weighing all of his options.
“Western Michigan, was my first offer and I will always love the fact that they show me a lot of love and interest. Plus the coaching staff there is unique.” McMullen said. “However, right now, I would call my current status with them average, mainly because I’m trying to weigh all of my options, which is what I think is best for me right now.”
While McMullen says he is weighing all of his options, he also shared that the two programs in particular that he is really considering right now are Cincinnati and Northern Illinois. He received his offer from Cincinnati, back in June during the Sound Mind, Sound Body camp and he recently received his offer from Northern Illinois, this past Sunday.
“I received my offer from Northern Illinois on Sunday and I’m really excited about it.” McMullen replied. “I like the fact that they are a power house school that wins games, plus the coaching staff is pretty cool as well.”
“Although I appreciate every program that has taken the time to recruit me and offer me, right now I’m only considering Cincinnati and Northern Illinois. Both programs are known for having successful seasons and playing in bowl games. Plus they send players to the league and the coaches aren’t ‘fake’, basically meaning they are the same after they get you in their program, plus they keep they’re promises from what certain players have told me.”
Nevertheless, for the time being McMullen says he doesn’t have any plans to de-commit from Western Michigan, while he continues to weigh his options.
McMullen, who finished with 76 tackles, three sacks and four pass break-ups last season, stated that his main focus right now is his team’s season opener against the Cass Tech Technicians and his senior season as whole.
“I honestly don’t know if I will de-commit from Western Michigan but for time being I don’t have any plans to de-commit.” McMullen said. “At the end of the day, I will do what my parents and I feel is best. However, right now, what is best for me, is to focus on my senior year and season. Going into my senior sesaon, my main goal is to dominate, while also helping my team to win a state title. Period.”
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Sports Contributor for Radio One Detroit
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