November 2, 2011
Christian interested in CMU
Jacques Christian is a 5-foot-9, 175-pound safety from Saint Clair Shores (Mich.) South Lake HS. He runs a 4.6 40 yard dash and is drawing interest from several schools in the Midwest and the state of Michigan.
Christian does not have any offers yet, but he is drawing interest from several MAC schools, including Eastern Michigan and Toledo. There was some previous interest from Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan and Western Michigan.
The native of East Point (Mich.), who lives in the South Lake school district, says that he is most interested in Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Grand Valley. Christian already has a strong connection to CMU, as his cousin Jabari Dean has already committed to the Chippewas in the Class of 2012.
"My cousin being at CMU would play a big role. We were supposed to play together in high school and he ended up at Renaissance and I went to South Lake. I have always wanted to play together with him on the same defense."
The South Lake senior has been to camps at Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Michigan State and Toledo and most of the schools that have shown interest in him have seen him as a safety. Christian also came up to CMU for a college visit, had an interview with CMU and he has had several conversations with the coaching staff in the past.
Christian feels like he is very close to an offer and has been sending out fresh tape from his senior season to several places. However, he does know what kind of program he wants to play for and he wants to be able to stay close to home if possible.
"I want a place that I'm comfortable at and a place that my family likes. I don't want to go too far away either because I want my family to be able to come and see me play."
The South Lake Cavaliers had a really nice year, going 8-1 in the regular season and winning the MAC Bronze conference championship, but they lost in the first round of the playoffs to Chandler Park, a team that they was at about the same talent level, by a score of 20-6.
Christian is moving on from the end of his high school career and is looking forward to making some visits in the next couple months. He is hoping to receive some offers soon, but he does not know when he would make a commitment.
"The regular season went just as I wanted it to. But the playoffs didn't go anything like what I was expecting. I just know that I want to keep playing football next year. I'll play for whoever wants me."
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