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Monday, March 10, 2014

Oak Park's Junior McMullen is Commit #1 for Western Michigan's Class of 2015

Oak Park's 2015 OLB Junior McMullen whose stock has blown up in recent weeks, gave his verbal commitment to Western Michigan University late last week.  The 6'2" 225 lbs LB first offer came from Western Michigan, followed by Central Michigan and Illinois State.  On Thursday - March 6th, P.J. Fleck, Western Michigan's Head Coach set the foundation for what the staff of WMU hopes will be another impressive recruiting class.  Last season's first commit for Western Michigan, Chukwuma Okorafor committed on April 5th, 2013 and when offered by numerous SEC school's never decommitted from WMU, before signing his National Letter of Intent on Signing Day. McMullen was able to let his decision sink in, before discussing his decision with us.

The D Zone - Being the first commit for Western Michigan, how does it feel to commit to WMU?

Junior McMullen - "It feels good being the first commit in their Class of 2015 and also being their top LB and prospect."

The D Zone - Being the first and only commit as of today, what kind of impact using communication with other recruits do you hope to have on bringing in others to WMU?

Junior McMullen - "As their top recruit I plan on bringing in some close friends that I've known since little league and hopefully it goes as planned."

The D Zone - What stands out about the campus and program of Western Michigan?

Junior McMullen - "The campus and facility is brand new and it's a comfortable place to be but I'm going there to play football and make an impact, other things will just fall in place."

The D Zone - What have the Western Michigan coaches discussed with you on things they like about the way you play?

Junior McMullen - "Western Michigan University says they like the way I play and that I fit in their program and to just continue on improving on the minor things."

The D Zone - When you informed the Western Michigan coaches you committed, how excited were they and how was their reaction once you committed?

Junior McMullen - "When I committed to WMU the coaches were very excited to have me and since I'm their only LB they said they are done offering LBs at my position."

The D Zone - It's safe to say you'll be getting more calls, mail, offers, etc. these next few months, how do you handle all of that now that you committed to Western?

Junior McMullen - "I'm planning on seeing how the recruiting process goes and as of now WMU shows the most interest so I'll let things play out. I'm more focused on my teammates and winning."

The D Zone - You have several other teammates with Division 1 offers and more possibly to come, how could you see your teammates possibly committing to Western or to another MAC rival?

Junior McMullen - "As of now I'm the only one going to WMU because my teammate Bellamy likes CMU."

The D Zone - Now you know you'll have a college to play at next year, how do you remain focused during the offseason when that huge question mark, is answered?

Junior McMullen - "Now that I know I'm playing on the next level. I can focus more on our program and win games and hopefully the state title."

The D Zone - Want to give a shout to anyone who helped you get to this point, etc.?

Junior McMullen - "I want to thank my coach Greg Carter because because he's a great mentor and a man that wants the best for all of his players. I also want to shout all my teammates out and hopefully my teammates receive offers. WR Juan Hernandez, DB Marvin White and partner in crime LB Derrick Harris and Martez Morton.  I love my Mom and thanks a lot to coach Wynns."

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