May 23, 2011

Dylan Anderson Reacts to Commitment

Central Michigan got its first commitment of the 2012 football class late last week in offensive lineman Dylan Anderson. Anderson comes from Brother Rice High School in West Bloomfield, Mich. Brother Rice has produced many Division 1 players, including Tim Hamilton, who committed to Central Michigan in 2011.

"I committed on Thursday, because I've just always wanted to go there. They told me that I will primarily be used on the offensive line, but I have played both (offensive and defensive line) in high school. They think I am a really good fit and are really happy to have me," said Anderson. "Enos told me to come up sometime in the summer. I had already been there in February for their Junior Day. I really like the campus and just how spaced out and secluded it is."

The 6'4, 270 pound Anderson will add to what is a huge position of need in this year's class. Anderson only offer was CMU, but his verbal commitment will allow him to focus on other things going into his senior year.

"Central was my only offer. Now that I have committed, others have backed off. I had some interest in other schools before, but now I just tell them I am already committed to CMU when they call," explained Anderson. "This year at Brother Rice, we have a really good team. A couple of my teammates already have Division 1 offers. We just want to win a state title, since we have a strong all around team and a good strong, offensive line."

Anderson looks to add stability in the run game and is a big body that will bolster the offensive line as a whole. As he has progressed in his football career, he has looked up to and based his game around Jake Long, the former Michigan All-America who went on to be the first overall pick by the Miami Dolphins and has played in the Pro Bowl

"My main strengths are my run blocking and pulling. As far as my weaknesses, I would just say that I can improve on my pass blocking a bit. I really like Jake Long, he is a player I have always liked and have been watching since he was at Michigan. When I watch him play, I just to see what he does and how he does it."

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