Chmura Gives Credit to Dad

Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Jun 8, 2011

Father's Day is approaching, and Waukesha West (Wisc.) 2013 tight end Dylan Chmura says he has much to thank his father, former NFL tight end Mark Chmura, for. With dad's help, Dylan is emerging as a Division-1 prospect that schools should be aware of.

Playing tight end is becoming a family affair for the Chmuras. Dylan Chmura is just finishing his sophomore season at Waukesha West, a state title team last year, and coaching him along the way was his father, former Green Bay Packer tight end Mark Chmura.

"First, for football, he's been an excellent mentor," Dylan, who wears the familiar number 89, said. "This year, with our state championship team, he was the tight ends coach and he came in and has been teaching me everything he knows, so I have to give him credit for most of my success."

At 6'5, 225-lbs, Dylan is bigger than your average sophomore, and his athleticism on both the football field and basketball court have made college coaches take notice.

"So far, it's been Wisconsin, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Kansas State; that's been the core group so far. That's it right now, but hopefully there are more in the future to come."

Chmura had planned to camp at some of those schools this summer, but a basketball injury will keep him out for June. He does have the fall and next summer to really take the recruiting process to the next level.

"Most of the contact has just been that they want me to come to camp so they can show me around campus, what their style of football is like, and how they run their education, all of it. It's a big part of it for me, not just football, but education. Those are really the main things I look at in colleges for my interest in them. Am I going to go somewhere where it's a high level of football, and I can go and get a really good education, so I can further myself."

Naturally, one of the schools that has made the most contact so far is the Wisconsin Badgers.

"They're in and out sometimes, usually once every month or two months. They have Bob Bostad coming in. He's a very nice guy. I hear great things about them. I got to play at Camp Randall in the State Championship game. It's a great facility. They do a great job recruiting in-state and out of state. It's a great school from what I've seen."

Recruiting will undoubtedly pick up for Dylan and when it does, of course, dad will be right there to help.

"With recruiting, he's been showing me different little tools and inching me in that direction with schools and what I'm trying to do with recruiting."

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