December 21, 2008

Zelinsky talks commitment

Kyle Zelinsky became the newest addition to the 2009 Central Michigan recruiting class. CMU was very high on Zelinsky early in the recruiting process, and acted accordingly. Zelinsky reports that CMU was the school that recruited him the hardest from the beginning.

"I liked them a lot from the get go. They have a great program up there, definitely a program on the rise. It was a place where I knew I felt comfortable. They were recruiting my the hardest. It's a place I knew I wanted to be at."

Despite Kyle's relatively easy decision, he reports having contact with a variety of programs just prior to his commitment.

"My decision came down to CMU and Western Michigan, while I was still talking to a lot of other schools that hadn't offered me yet. But, I've since stopped talking to them because I knew I wanted to go ahead and commit to Central Michigan."

Although CMU was his leader the start of his recruitment process, Zelinsky had a pretty lengthy delay on when he decided to pull the trigger.

"I knew I wanted to wait because I didn't want to have any distractions during my senior season. We ended up going pretty far into the playoffs, and it was about two weeks after that when I really started getting serious. I was still weighing my options and I had to figure a few things out."

"Recently, I had been in contact with Colorado, Michigan State, and Illinois. I know some schools had said there might be an opening before signing day. But, I'm really not concerned with all that stuff right now because I'm firmly committed."

Zelinsky claims two coaches in particular can be credited for his commitment.

"I know I have talked to Coach Bajakian a lot. I also talked to Coach Elder the most. They both made a couple of visits to my school. Of all the coaches that recruited me, they are the two that talked to me the most and I liked that. I also talked to Coach Jones a few times throughout the process."

Chippewa fans may have received a bit of a scare when news of a cancelled December 13th visit surfaced. But, Zelinsky says it was just a misunderstanding.

"I just mixed up the dates. They just didn't have a visit day that day. I thought they were going to. They ended up having all of their kids go home. But, I'm going to visit January 16th."

Zelinsky told that he has already started preparing himself for his college football career. This entails establishing a relationship with some of CMU's current verbals and organizing a workout plan.

"I've just started emailing Alex Smith. So, hopefully we can get together soon and train or something. I also met Adam Fenton at a camp earlier in the year. I've begun training at a place, so I will be lifting and running and all of that good stuff. I'm definitely trying to pack on a little more weight and speed before summer camp starts."

With some hard work, Zelinsky says that the CMU coaching staff has expressed the opportunity for him to see the field early.

"Obviously, nothing is guaranteed. But, I am excited to get in and have a chance to compete and get on the field. Nick Bellore is a beast in the middle, so I think they told me I will be playing the Will position. I'm happy to have the opportunity to come in and see the field instead of just redshirting right away."

Stick with for the latest and most informative scoop on all of Central Michigan football's commitments.

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