June 24, 2012
Spartans get the tight end they wanted
Last week Michigan State hosted an impressive group of tight at their Elite Player Camp. Shortly afterwards the coaching staff extended an offer to the player they thought was the best fit for the system the Spartans run. That player was Dylan Chmura of Waukesha West High School and earlier today he made the decision to become a Michigan State Spartan. SpartanMag.com has some details on the newest member of the Green and White.
Chmura came into the camp somewhat of an unknown despite the fact that he father is a former NFL All-Pro. An ACL injury during basketball season ended up costing Chmura his junior basketball season. His performance in East Lansing answered all the questions about his ability. Rivals.com Midwest Analyst Josh Helmholdt scouted the tight ends and reported the following:
Tight end: Top performer: Dylan Chmura, Waukesha (Wisc.) West The tight end group was unusually strong for a summer camp, with a whole cast of prospects who physically fit the mold of a high Division I tight end. There were several candidates for top performer of the group, but we'll give it to the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Chmura who is coming off an ACL injury that cost him his junior season. There was no brace on his knee, though at times Chmura still looked a little tentative. Yet, his blocking technique was clearly the most developed in the group and he showed very soft hands catching the football.
SpartanMag.com spoke with Chmura and was able to get some details about his decision to become a Spartan.
"The campus was really nice and the coaches were great," he said. "The coaches made a huge difference. They were all very honest with where I stood with them and they were very personable. They made the effort to really get to know me and that meant a lot."
Michigan State uses the tight end extensively in their offensive scheme and getting a player with Chmura's talents certainly is a coup. We asked him about the reaction of the Spartan coaches when he gave them the good news and what they like about him.
"The coaches told me I did an outstanding job at camp, they like that I am very balanced, he said. They were all very excited when I committed. Coach Dantonio was very excited and all of the coaches were happy that I made the choice to be part of the Spartan family."
Chmura is looking forward to his senior season at Waukesha West High School. Being 100% healthy and committed to the Spartans will allow him to focus on helping his team win a state championship. SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow his senior season and have highlights of him in action.
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