January 15, 2011

Chippewas have had little recent contact with DE

As signing day edges closer, Central Michigan looks to add some players to their 2011 class. One that is a possibility is 6-foot-2 three star defensive end David Tinsley from Armwood High school in Seffron, Florida. Thus far he has compiled a nice list of offers which includes Central Michigan.

"I have offers from, Ohio, Delaware, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, Youngstown, and Central Michigan. I haven't had much interest from other schools lately. The only other school is FAU, who I am still getting some stuff from, like letters" said Tinsley.

Ohio and Delaware stand out the most to Tinsley right now as the recruiting process shifts into the last stages. Both teams who had impressive seasons last year with Ohio playing in a bowl game and Delaware playing in the FCS National Championship game.

"I want the school to be a place where I am able to just come in and become comfortable there. Place with good academics, but most importantly more I can be and be part of their brand like one coach said. I just want be myself and make my own brand that will become good there and fit into them," explained Tinsley. "Ohio and Delaware fit that really well. I can just come in and make plays and pass rush."

Tinsley who had Central Michigan atop his list for a while and they seemed to be in major contention for his services, but he has lost touch with the Chippewas in recent weeks.

"Central is a great place and they have a great program. The defensive coordinator was down here three weeks ago and came to my school. He gave me a lot of love. Then things just fell apart and I lost touch with them for most part" said Tinsley.

Tinsley is a player who isn't the biggest or the most athletic, but he is the instinctive player that teams need on the defensive side of the ball.

"I don't look too big but I make big plays and instinctive plays. I am also usually in the right place because I have good instincts. I'm not the most athletic but I am smart," explained Tinsley. "My strength is the run game and just kill them and take them out before cross the line. My weakness I would say are, just to develop a couple more moves. I have like two or three really good moves but now I wish to create another one to make and get to next level."

As signing day gets closer he will look to make a decision and take all of his official visits and make a decision after that.

"I will make decision after my officials and then I will know exactly what I want and how I feel about them," said Tinsley. "I visited Ohio this last weekend and I go to Delaware this week and Western Kentucky the last one. Central Michigan could get a visit I guess, but right now I have no contact and I am not really considering them, mainly just Delaware and Ohio."

His Thoughts on his Ohio visit were;

"It was great. The coaches were great. The campus was great, and the team made me feel like family. But I still have an official with Delaware this weekend and we will see how that goes," explained Tinsley.

Tinsley will be a hot commodity as people battle to get his services. His number 72 looks to be as successful as Glenn Dorsey, a former star at LSU.

"I am getting recruited to play either defensive tackle and defensive end. I'm really flexible it doesn't matter which one I play," said Tinsley. "I really like Glenn Dorsey, I changed my number to 72 because I like how I played at LSU and just demolished everyone I want to be just like that."

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