Dylan Chmura committed to Michigan State on June 24th,2012 over offers from Western Michigan and Central Michigan...and that's it. Eastern passed because they've had enough of this directional school solidarity bullshit. They went .500 last year and I'll be damned if Eastern is just going to fall in anymore. Chmura is currently unrated by Rivals, two star by 247 and Scout. He's the sole tight end commit for the class of 2013 and was the eighth commit overall.
Chmura plays football at Waukesha West in Wisconsin where he's coached part-time by his father, Packer great Mark Chmura. Dantonio gets his Beeline on raiding by Raiding Sons of Former Pro Players. Chmura was sidelined his junior year with an ACL tear which I'm sure was super fun for him.
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Stats: Threw a 52 foot 7" finishing ninth in the State Shotput meet. 19 catches for 250 yards and 4 TDs in his sophomore year. And a State Championship.
Prediction for 2013 and Beyond: Normally this is the part where I say he redshirts as a freshman because of the low, low ratings and the serious injury his junior year. Positionally, after Dion Sims there's currently a void of proven talent heading into the 2012 season and since he didn't play his junior year there's a void of knowledge as to how good Chmura is right now. The TE #2 spot will get sorted out for this year, but whether he could crack the 2013 depth chart, only your psychic knows. Probably not though.
And Beyond? Well, Chmura really is going to be more of a pass-catching TE than a blocking TE so he'll see the field after the Sims/Drone duo clears out next year. You know, genes and all that.
From Chmura's commitment article on 247:
I’m from Massachusetts. I have zero ties to the state whatsoever. I was clear to all the colleges that were recruiting me, including Michigan State, that I’m not from Wisconsin, that my blood isn’t from Wisconsin, it’s from Massachusetts.
(H/T to The Only Colors Welcome Aboard post)
Translation: Screw Wisconsin. Screw them right in their ear. I don't like this state, their brats or fried cheese curds. Go Bruins!
Impact on the remainder of the class
Linemen. We need linemen. Do you know any linemen who want to play football at Michigan State University?
Team with Back to Back 11 win seasons seeks Offensive and Defensive Linemen. Perks include a scholarship to a Big Ten University, all the food you can eat at training table, hanging out with Sparty, winning division titles, Florida bowl games. You too can enjoy a fine collegiate football career at Michigan State.
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