Chicago Phillips junior safety Jamal Brown (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) received his first scholarship offer earlier today from Western Michigan. Brown left the Kalamazoo, Michigan campus verbally committed to the Broncos and head coach P.J. Fleck.
Brown talked about why he pledged to the WMU Broncos.
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"I chose WMU because Coach Fleck is the first college coach to believe in me," he said. "I believe that Coach Fleck has a vision to make WMU a winner. I feel that it can happen really quickly. After watching the practice today I was just really intrigued to play for the Broncos. The practice was intense and uptempo and was everything I'm looking for in a team and a coaching staff. I also have a great rapport with the coaches at WMU and I trust them. Coach Ed (Pinkham) the defensive coordinator has been at this a long time and he will get me to be a better player. I just loved everything about WMU and I'm just excited to make my decision today."
Brown joins Warren Township tight end Caleb Reams (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) as the second known verbal commitment from Chicagoland for the Broncos in the Class of 2015. Western Michigan, coached by former Northern Illinois player and assistant coach P.J. Fleck has made Chicagoland a priority in recruiting. Fleck and WMU added four Chicagoland commitment in it's first signing class.