June 5, 2011

Scarcelli talks commitment

Marine City (Mich.) athlete Anthony Scarcelli made the call to determine his football playing future last night. The 6-foot-0 and 185 pound safety verbally committed to Central Michigan and he became one of three players to commit to the Chippewas over the weekend.

"Yeah I committed to Central Michigan the other night. Coach (Mike) Cummings texted and told me how someone from Chicago had just committed then a kid from Grand Blanc. So he told me that they only had one spot left at my position. So my dad and I talked about it for a little bit and I decided Central Michigan was the place I wanted to be," explained Scarcelli. "Central was my only offer so far, but I was about to go to Iowa, Illinois, and Western Michigan, but Central Michigan just felt right and is the place I want to be at."

Scarcelli is a player that will be a big plus to Central Michigan adding to a position that Enos and the staff looked toward building. Enos and the staff have been on Scarcelli for a while, but they are still not sure what position he will be but it is strongly believed that it will end up being strong safety.

"Coach Enos has seen me play on tape and at camp. He has just always liked me and thinks I can be a real difference maker," said Scarcelli. "They aren't sure what position yet but it is 60-40 to me playing strong safety to wide receiver but it is still to be determined."

Whether Scarcelli will be an impact player immediately is going to be decided on the football field and how ready he is. He hopes that he gets good playing time, but if not it will ultimately lead to him redshirting.

"It will just depend on my playing time and how I am able to contribute," explained Scarcelli. "I am just going to work hard and hit the ground running. I plan to go to some training to get better and definitely the CMU camp this summer."

Now that Scarcelli has committed verbally he can focus on track and just getting better as he builds toward his senior football season.

"I am running at States this weekend in Grand Rapids, I am running the 100 meter dash, and the 300 meter hurdles. My best 100m time is 10.67 seconds and my best three hundred hurdles time is 40.2 seconds."

Scarcelli becomes the 8th commitment in the 2012 class for Central Michigan.

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