May 21, 2009

Chippewas in the mix for Ohio athlete

At 5-foot-11 and a 190 pounds, quarterback/athlete Dwight Macon is turning some heads in the recruiting world. His big arm and blazing fast speed have received a lot of interest from some of the nation's premier schools. So far Kansas, Kansas State, Wyoming, Ball State, Toledo, and CMU are lining up with offers on the table.

"I have a lot of interest from Toledo and Central Michigan, right now" added Macon on the schools after him the hardest right now.

Though he is still hoping for more offers, he wouldn't mind suiting up for the Chippewa's.

"I really love the atmosphere at Central Michigan, it seems like it would be a great fit for me".

Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, Macon was taught at a young age to be family oriented.

"If I could only have one thing in my life, it would be my mother, because at the end of the day, that is all you really have."

When he was finally old enough to play little league football he jumped at the opportunity.

"I remember telling my Mom that I really want to play little league ball, and after that I just couldn't get enough of it".

In his last two seasons at Steubenville High School in Ohio, Macon has passed for more than 4,000 yards, rushed for nearly 2,100 yards, and has compiled 56 total touchdowns. These stats helped Macon take his Big Red team to the state championship game last fall.

"I not a cocky guy, I have the confidence to know exactly what I am good at, but I want to give my teammates some credit because without them, I would never have these opportunities to play for a Division 1 school" said Macon.

However, he will be the first person to tell you that his skills were not an accident. Like his favorite NFL player; Peyton Manning, Macon believes that his work ethic is what separates him from his competition.

"I like to work hard so I can be the best player and athlete that I can be".

If Macon chooses Central Michigan as the school he is going to play for, he believes that the competition he will face will ultimately help him.

"There is always going to be talent on whatever team you are on, but I am working hard to win a starting job at Quarterback, where ever I choose to go".

Recently, Macon has been focused on improving his 4.7 forty time by being a member of the track team. With this young man's work ethic, determination, and great skills, it becomes easy to see why the Chippewa's have taken interest in the duel-threat quarterback/athlete.

Stick to for the latest in CMU recruiting news.

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