January 4, 2013

Anglin still holds offer from rival WMU

Central Michigan has been active in the Detroit market under head coach Dan Enos, and the Chippewas grabbed two players from "The D" in 2012 in defensive lineman Louis Palmer and Jabari Dean. While they have yet to receive a commitment from the area in 2013, it is always an area to keep an eye on as it's flush with talent.

One player who has drawn some looks lately has been linebacker Elijah Anglin from Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance. At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Anglin needs to add some weight to his frame, but his aggressive playing style and athleticism make his potential limitless. While he has not heard much from the CMU, as they are full at linebacker for 2013, he does hold an offer from their rival in Western Michigan.

"I have an offer from Western Michigan and I'm hearing from Robert Morris, Illinois State and Ohio," added Anglin. "Western Michigan recently got a new coach, and I was able to get a hold of them recently. I was worried that my scholarship from the summer might not be there anymore, but my recruiter Coach (Tim) McGarigle is still on the staff and he told me everything is still good."

When it comes to a school, it is about more than football with Anglin. He holds a 3.58 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT as he prepares for his collegiate career.

"I just want to go to a school where I can get the best of both worlds," added Anglin. "A school that has a good mix of academics and athletics. If I am blessed enough to make it to the NFL, I want to know I'm being prepared to do so and have that opportunity. And if football doesn't work out, I want to know I have a solid degree as well."

Anglin tallied 90 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception as a senior for a 5-5 Renaissance squad. He is also a standout on the basketball team for his high school, and just turned 17 years old in December.

"I'm an explosive player," remarked Anglin. "I get to the ball and I have a work hard, play hard mentality. I just love the game of football."

While most schools are recruiting the 6-foot-4 Anglin at linebacker, he also has experience as a receiver and tight end.

"I think I could also play receiver, but I'm definitely getting more looks on the defensive side. Really, I'll play wherever though, any spot that the coaches need me."

Anglin was named to the 1st Team All-Midwest Elite Camp last spring and he camped in the summer at Northwestern, Bowling Green, Vanderbilt and Akron. He stated he is looking to make a decision before signing day, and will visit Robert Morris, Ohio and Western Michigan in the coming weeks.

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