Western Michigan has really turned up the heat in the state of Michigan this year. In recent years, the Broncos have focused their recruiting efforts outside the state line, but seem to have changed that philosophy this year and now have four verbals from Michigan kids.
The most recent was Milan product David Box, a 6'2, 280-pound defensive tackle who was athletic enough to play fullback at that size a year ago and has been timed as fast as 4.7 in the forty yard dash.
"Well, I really wanted to keep my options open," Box admitted, "but as soon as I went to Western Michgan and saw the campus and facilities, it was the perfect fit for me and I enjoyed it there."
With the high school season right around the corner, the visit and commitment to Western Michigan was also conveniently timed for Box.
"Exactly what it is is I wanted to get it done and out of the way," Box said, "now that I'm committed, I pretty much can just focus on my senior season."
Last season, Box had 74 tackles (eight for loss) and two sacks. He says the Broncos will want to use him as a nose guard and tackle. However, that does not mean would be defenders playing against Milan will have it so easy this year.
"Yes, I'll still be playing fullback."