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January 20, 2013
P.J. Fleck and the Western Michigan football program secured two more commitments over the weekend, as two-star prospects David Curle and Fabian Johnson gave their pledges following official visits to Kalamazoo.
Curle, a 6-foot-4, 275 pound interior lineman from Shelby Township, Mich., is not yet rated by Rivals.com, but there has been mutual interest between him and WMU for a long time. He made his first unofficial visit to campus back on April 6, 2012 during spring practice and came away impressed, and now experienced renewed interest from the new coaching staff.
With Curle's commitment, the Broncos now have three pledges on the offensive line, quickly rebuilding the position after some defections following the dismissal of the previous coaching staff.
BroncoBlitz spoke with David Curle and we are informed that he will play defensive tackle at WMU. This is the first commitment at DT for the Broncos in the class of 2013.
Moving out of the much-discussed six-hour radius, the Broncos also picked up a commitment from Miami, Fla. running back Fabian Johnson, who had three other offers to consider.
Johnson chose the Broncos over local schools Florida Atlantic and Florida International, as well as Tulane of Conference USA. His 5.4 rating on Rivals.com places him as a high two star prospect.
He also drew significant interest from the University of Miami, taking a running back MVP award at one of their June camps and running a blazing fast 4.39 40 yard dash time. At 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, he could be a comparable playmaking type to Dareyon Chance, who also hailed from the Sunshine State.
BroncoBlitz.com will continue to follow WMU recruiting closely as National Signing Day approaches.
Yet another commit has joined the class of 2013, as under-the-radar athlete Darius Phillips chose Western Michigan over offers from Eastern Michigan and Syracuse.
Though he hasn't been rated yet by Rivals.com, Phillips has generated a fair bit of interest and comes from Dearborn Heights, an east Michigan area that WMU has room to improve in recruiting.
The versatile Phillips played wide receiver, cornerback and safety for Dearborn Heights' Robichaud High School, as well as returning kicks and punts. It's not clear yet what side of the ball he will play on for WMU.
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