June 13, 2010
Waverly OL Ramadan Ahmeti updates recruitment; adds new offer
Lansing Waverly (MI) offensive lineman Ramadan Ahmeti has seen his recruitment steadily rise since the end of his junior season, and Central Michigan was one of the first schools to take notice of him. A few months ago, the Chippewas became the first school to offer Ahmeti a scholarship, and it's something that still surprises him today.
"It felt great," said Ahmeti. "I really didn't expect it and it was a big surprise. I was very shocked it came so early, but it was nice because Central Michigan was a school I was really hoping would offer me."
And recently, another school jumped into the mix and offered.
"I'm actually on my way from the Ball State camp right now, and they offered me five or six hours ago," said Ahmeti. "I think I'm also going to camps at Michigan State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati and Wisconsin. But the Ball State offer felt pretty good, it's a nice school, but I'm just going to hit up all the camps I plan on going to and weigh things from there."
Western Michigan, Toledo, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Missouri are the schools currently showing interest in the athletic Ahmeti, and he has visited many of the schools who reside nearby, including Central Michigan, who he visited on the Chippewas Junior Day. After that visit to Mount Pleasant and the subsequent contact he has had with the CMU program, Ahmeti admits the Chippewas sit in a pretty good position with him.
"Right now, they're probably one of my top teams," added Ahmeti and where CMU stands with him. "I went up there for Junior Day and it was a real good experience. I love Coach (Mike) Cummings, and he's my position coach (offensive line), and Coach (Dan) Enos is a really good guy. Central Michigan has good academics, good facilities, they're close to home at about an hour away, and the football program has been very good, so they really have everything I'm looking for."
Helping the Chippewas cause is a connection Ahmeti has to his former teammate, Andy Phillips, who was a member of CMU's 2010 recruiting class and preparing to make the move to Mount Pleasant.
"He's one of my best friends, we hang out like everyday," said Ahmeti on his relationship with Phillips. "He's still in Waverly now, but he's heading up there in like a week and a half. He just tells me that it's a great school, but not to make a decision just because he's going there or because other people are telling me to go somewhere. But it would be cool to play with him for another four years and it's something we talk about all the time."
Ahmeti is one of nearly fifteen 2011 offensive lineman offers for Central Michigan, and its clear adding a few bubs is a priority. He plays offensive tackle for his high school team, and has shown the athleticism to stay there at the next level.
"My strengths are my aggressive nature and the fact I play with emotion, I like to initiate the contact. Weakness, well, I tend to not play as low as I should and I stand up sometimes," laughed Ahmeti.
Could Ahmeti join his teammate and close friend Andy Phillips at CMU next year? As of now, it's a definite possibility and Ahmeti is a name we will be closely following the rest of this month.
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