December 13, 2011

Scarcelli recaps official visit

Marine City (Mich.) wide receiver Anthony Scarcelli was one of the first commitments for the Chippewas in the Class of 2012 and was one of three players to commit to Central Michigan the weekend after Memorial Day last summer.

The only offer that Scarcelli had was from CMU, but he had interest from several schools in the Big Ten and the Mid-American Conference, including Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Michigan State and Western Michigan.

Scarcelli is 6-foot-0 and weighs 185 pounds and runs a 4.48 forty-yard dash.

On the weekend of December 2-4, Scarcelli took an official visit to CMU, along with most of the other commitments in this year's class. The visit was his first official visit and it will be his only official visit.

"I loved the visit to Central. I think they have the best facilities in the MAC. They showed me some love early on, so I've been up there a few times and a bunch of people from my school go there. It's always been fun for me and I've loved it every time I've been up there. The official visit really put me inside what happens there and I can really get along well with all the guys."

Scarcelli was able to spend some time with the other commitments during the visit. He has had a chance to get to know some of the other future Chippewas prior to last weekend.

"It was fun. Winslow Chapman is only about 20 minutes away from me and we always see each other at track and basketball. Michael Jorde[/db[ was there too. He's from Croswell-Lexington and we see each other sometimes. Along with [db]Brandon Greer and Anthony Rice, we were hanging out with some guys on the team and it was a lot of fun."

The Marine City native has been recruited as a wide receiver, but he has had some discussion with the CMU coaching staff that they might play him at free safety.

"Right now they're leaning towards a little more free safety. I can play both ways, so they can put me where they need me. They said that I can pick where I want to go, but I'll go wherever they need me to go. You know, I want to get on the field."

Scarcelli will be in Mount Pleasant in June to take classes and take part in summer workouts. He has high hopes for himself and for the program.

"When I get there, I'll just see what the team needs and what would be the best for me and my team and go from there. The freshmen class ahead of us had 13 guys start this year and our recruiting classes definitely want to contend for some championships here down the line. Those freshmen played a lot this year and we've got one of the best classes coming in, so we have high hopes to win together."

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