Bios of CMU's new signees.
Dylan Anderson • OL • 6-4 • 275 • West Bloomfield, Mich./Brother Rice HS
Ranked No. 42 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … No. 45 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … helped lead Brother Rice to 2011 MHSAA Division 2 state championship … three-sport athlete … also plays basketball and throws the shot put and discus on the track team … hails from the same high school as current Chippewa linebackers Shamari Benton, Justin Cherocci and Tim Hamilton.
Tony Annese • DB • 6-2 • 205 • Hartland, Mich./Rochester Adams HS
Two-way player who lined up at safety and quarterack in high school … ranked No. 33 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … No. 34 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game … Associated Press Division 1/2 all-state first team honoree … named to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team … credited with 67 tackles and five interceptions as a senior … set school records with 1,600 rushing yards and 24 rushing touchdowns as a senior ... helped lead Adams to a 7-4 record and its 15th consecutive state playoff appearance in 2011 … also lettered once each in basketball and baseball … all-county selection in baseball … batted .370 and was a perfect 32-for-32 in stolen base attempts … nephew of former CMU defensive back Steve Annese, a three-year letterman from 1977-79 … hails from the same high school of current CMU receiver Cody Wilson.
Joe Bacci • LB • 6-2 • 230 • Romeo, Mich./Romeo HS
Three-year starter … ranked No. 37 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game … Associated Press Division 1/2 all-state first team selection … member of the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press all-state teams … all-county and all-conference first team linebacker … helped lead Romeo to three straight regional playoff appearances … won Macomb Area Conference Red Division title in 2010 … credited with 88 tackles, seven sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 2011 … made 102 tackles as a junior … finished with 260 career tackles … lettered one season in wrestling … carries a 3.51 grade-point average.
Winslow Chapman • DB • 5-11 • 190 • Port Huron, Mich./Port Huron HS
Four-year letterman and three-year starter … ranked No. 42 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … No. 53 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … 2011 team MVP … two-year team captain … part of four straight playoff teams … two-time All-Macomb Area Conference Blue Division first team selection … 2011 MAC Blue MVP … member of the Detroit News all-state first team … helped lead team to school-record 10 wins, a MAC Blue championship and district championship in 2011 … credited with 60 tackles, five pass breakups and four interceptions as a senior … offensively, ran for 1,055 yards and 16 touchdowns, threw for 146 yards and three touchdowns and collected 104 receiving yards as a senior … earned four varsity letters in track and field, two in basketball and one in powerlifting … state qualifier in powerlifting … two-year track team captain … two-time state qualifer on the 4x400m relay and 4x200m relay … helped lead team to school-record 10 wins, a MAC Blue championship and district championship in 2011 carries a 3.6 grade-point average … four-year member of the all-academic team … National Honor Society member … also took classes at St. Clair Community College, earning President’s Honor list recognition … earned 60 free credit hours to take at St. Clair CC for math and science … cousin is current Chippewa defensive back and former Port Huron teammate Jarret Chapman.
Connor Collins • OL • 6-4 • 285 • Millington, Mich./Millington HS
Three-year starter on the offensive line … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game … member of the Saginaw News and Flint Journal Dream Team … Thumb Sports Writers’ Association Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2011 … Associated Press Division 5/6 all-state first team as a senior after earning second-team honors as a junior … two-time all-conference first team honoree … earned all-district honorable mention honors as a sophomore at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas … part of state semifinalist teams at Stony Point in 2009 and Millington in 2010 … two-time Tri-Valley East champion while at Millington … carries a 4.05 grade-point average.
Ron Coluzzi • K • 5-11 • 180 • Naperville, Ill./Naperville North HS
Two-year starter as a kicker and punter … rated a five-star prospect and the No. 16 prospect nationally by Chris Sailer Kicking … converted 8-of-10 field goals, with a long of 42 yards, as a senior … made 33-of-34 extra points in 2011 … 40-of-51 kickoffs were touchbacks in 2011 … averaged 39.1 yards per punt on 38 punts, with 18 placed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line … helped lead team to a state playoff appearance in 2011 … only kicker in the state of Illinois to earn all-state honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches’ Association … also collected all-area and all-conference accolades … maintains a 3.7 grade-point average.
Kevin D’Arcy • OL • 6-4 • 300 • Livonia, Mich./Stevenson HS
Two-year starter as an offensive and defensive lineman … named to the 2011 All-Observer team as an offensive lineman … All-KLAA offensive lineman as a senior … Southeastern Michigan Elite third team offense selection … hails from the same high school as current Chippewa running back Austin White … carries a 3.0 grade-point average.
Jabari Dean • DL • 6-2 • 290 • Detroit, Mich./Renaissance HS
Four-year letterman … ranked No. 23 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … No. 39 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … named to the Detroit News All-State Dream Team … two-time all-city selection … earned all-state recognition as a senior … tallied 62 tackles and career highs of 17 tackles for loss and 12 sacks as a senior … made a career-high 68 tackles, along with nine tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, as a junior … career totals of 180 tackles, 36 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks.
Jordan Fields • DB • 6-0 • 180 • Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS
Two-year starter … ranked No. 20 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … No. 32 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … No. 21 on the Lansing State Journal Catch 22 list … Associated Press Division 1/2 all-state first team selection as a receiver … named to the Detroit News All-State Dream Team … finished career with 101 tackles 10 interceptions and 12 pass breakups … credited with 31 tackles, six interceptions and five pass breakups as a senior … made a career-high 62 tackles along with three interceptions and six pass breakups as a junior … offensively, caught 67 passes for 1,088 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior … caught 15 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-28 loss to Rockford in the 2011 MHSAA Division I regional finals … 15 receptions is tied for sixth most in a game in Michigan high school history … father, Craig, was a three-year letterman at CMU from 1980-82.
Kavon Frazier • DB • 6-2 • 205 • Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS
Three-year starter … ranked No. 48 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … Associated Press Division 3/4 all-state first team selection … Detroit Free Press All-Area selection … two-time all-conference selection … credited with 66 tackles as a senior … two-way player who also rushed for 858 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in 2011 … helped lead team to a 10-1 record, conference title and berth in the state playoff district finals in 2011 … also was a state playoff qualifier in 2010 … three-year letterman in basketball and two-year letterman in track and field … basketball team won a pair of conference titles and a district title in 2011 … maintains a 3.48 grade-point average.
Collin Goetz • OL • 6-6 • 265 • Oxford, Mich./Oxford HS
Ranked No. 23 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … No. 51 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … three-year starter … All-Oakland Activities Association and All-Oakland County first team selection … helped lead Oxford to a state playoff appearance in 2011 … also lettered once each in basketball and track and field … state qualifier in the shot put in 2011.
Brandon Greer • DB • 6-1 • 205 • Dolton, Ill./Mount Carmel HS
Two-year varsity starter … helped lead team to a 10-4 record in 2011 … two-way player who ran for 1,692 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior … led team with 102 points scored in 2011 … made 32 tackles as a senior … credited with 75 tackles, three interceptions and two pass breakups as a junior in 2010 … named MVP of the 2011 Prep Bowl … Chicago Tribune all-state selection as a senior … all-area selection by the Chicago Sun-Times … Chicago Catholic League Blue Lawless Award winner as the conference’s Blue Division MVP in 2011 … selected to Tom Lemming’s All-Chicagoland first team … all-area selection as a defensive back in 2010 … helped lead team to a conference title and two state playoff appearances during career.
Ryan Hansen • WR • 6-3 • 180 • Dearborn, Mich./Dearborn HS
Joining CMU as a preferred walk-on … two-year starter … helped lead Dearborn to a 16-2 regular season record and back-to-back state playoff appearances during his two seasons as a starter … set Dearborn High School records with 91 career receptions for 1,445 yards and 24 touchdowns … also holds school’s single-season receiving records … two-time all-league, all-city and All-Metro West selection … member of the Detroit Free Press all-state squad … also a two-year starter in basketball and baseball … carries a 3.7 grade-point average.
Danel Harris • WR • 6-0 • 190 • Miramar, Fla./Miramar HS
Joining CMU as a preferred walk-on. At Miramar: Earned All-Broward County honorable mention honors from the Sun Sentinel as a senior … selected to play in Broward County All-Star Game as a senior … helped lead Miramar to the Florida Class 6A regional semifinals as a senior … caught 23 passes for 362 yards and three touchdowns as a senior.
Mike Jorde • DL • 6-5 • 250 • Croswell, Mich./Croswell-Lexington HS
Three-year starter who did not allow a sack during varsity career … ranked No. 50 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game … helped lead team to an 8-2 record, conference title and state playoff appearance in 2011 … two-time all-county and two-time All-Thumb selection … earned all-area and All-Blue Water Area Conference honors as a senior … three-time academic all-conference honoree in football … earned four varsity letters in track and field and two in basketball … school-record holder in the discus … four-time academic all-conference selection in track … carries a 3.4 grade-point average.
Cody Kater • QB • 6-3 • 230 • Montague, Mich./Grand Rapids CC
Signed with CMU in December and enrolled for Spring 2012 semester … has three seasons of eligibility remaining. At Grand Rapids CC: Led GRCC to a perfect 11-0 record in 2011 (including one victory by forfeit) … directed an offense that averaged 50 points and 509 yards per game … in 10 games played, completed 157-of-230 passes (68.3 percent) for 2,218 yards and 19 touchdowns … also was the team’s third leading rusher with 356 yards and nine touchdowns … named to the Midwest Football Conference All-Region first team and the All-Midwest Football Conference first team. At Montague: Three-year starter … led the Wildcats to back-to-back state championships and a combined record of 27-1 in 2008 and 2009 … threw for 2,866 yards and 35 touchdowns and ran for 899 yards and 12 scores as a senior in 2009 … finished career with 79 touchdown passes--second most in Michigan high school history--and a school-record 6,361 career passing yards … Associated Press Division 5/6 Player of the Year as a senior … selected to play in 2010 MHSFCA East-West All-Star Game … ranked No. 11 on the Detroit News Blue Chip list, No. 12 on the Lansing State Journal Catch 22 and No. 14 on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 following senior season … two-time all-state, all-area and all-conference selection as a quarterback … also earned all-state honors in basketball … Montague’s all-time leading scorer on the hardwood … carried a grade-point average above a 3.0.
Kelby Latta • DL • 6-4 • 305 • Battle Creek, Mich./Harper Creek HS
Ranked No. 16 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … No. 26 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game … Associated Press Division 3/4 all-state first team selection … named to the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News All-State Dream Teams … credited with 76 tackles, including nine sacks, on defense as a senior … helped lead Harper Creek to a 9-0 regular season, 12-1 overall mark and berth in the MHSAA Division 3 state semifinals in 2011 … team also advanced to the regional finals in 2010.
Saylor Lavallii • RB • 5-9 • 210 • Mason, Mich./Mason HS
Three-sport athlete … three-year starter at running back … also lettered four years in baseball and three years in basketball … helped lead Mason to three conference titles and three state playoff appearances … set school records with 4,001 career rushing yards, 80 touchdowns and a 7.7 yards per carry average … Associated Press Division 3/4 all-state first team selection as a senior … named to Lansing State Journal Dream Team … also collected all-area and all-conference first team accolades as a senior … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game … two-time all-state selection as the baseball team’s centerfielder … maintains a 3.33 GPA.
Colton Odykirk • WR/DB • 6-2 • 200 • Mount Pleasant, Mich./Mount Pleasant HS
Joining the program as a preferred walk-on … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star Game … named to the Associated Press Division 3/4 all-state honorable mention squad … All-Saginaw Valley League first team selection … Morning Sun all-area first team … helped lead Mount Pleasant to a 13-1 record and berth in the 2011 MHSAA Division 3 state championship game … Mount Pleasant completed three straight undefeated regular seasons (2009-11), won three straight Saginaw Valley League titles and continued a streak of 32 straight conference wins during Odykirk’s career … caught 61 passes for 885 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior … also credited with 83 tackles in 2011 … had season highs of nine receptions for 107 yards and two touchdowns in 38-37 comeback win over East Grand Rapids in state semifinals … also competes in track and field and basketball … brother of current Chippewa tight end Connor Odykirk … brothers are third generation CMU football players, following their father, Dan, and grandfather, Bill.
Louis Palmer • DE • 6-2 • 265 • Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech HS
Two-year starter on the offensive and defensive lines … ranked No. 59 on the Detroit News Blue Chip list … helped lead Cass Tech to an 11-3 record and MHSAA Division 1 state championship in 2011 … had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in 49-13 win over Detroit Catholic Central in the state championship game … team also won back-to-back district and regional titles and one Detroit Public School League championship … earned All-Detroit honorable mention recognition from the Detroit Free Press … All-PSL first team selection as a senior … named team's most outstanding lineman … credited with 12 tackles for loss, six sacks and two fumble recoveries as a junior … collected 15 tackles for loss, nine sackes, three fumble recoveries and one interception as a senior.
Anthony Rice • WR • 6-0 • 175 • Mishawaka, Ind./Marian HS
Three-year varsity starter … team captain as a senior … helped lead Marian to a 9-3 record and sectional runner-up finish in 2011 … school record holder in receptions, yards and touchdowns … caught 76 passes for 1,262 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior … two-way player tallied 47 tackles, 10 interceptions and 11 pass breakups as a defensive back … also averaged 22.2 yards per kickoff return, 21.7 yards per punt return and 39.1 yards per punt … earned Indiana Football Coaches Association all-state honors as a junior and senior … Associated Press all-state honorable mention as a junior … all-conference first-team selection in 2011 after earning second team honors in 2010 … member of the 2010 All-Elkhart Truth team … All-Diocese team selection … also lettered twice in track and field … part of 4x400m relay team that qualified for regionals … maintains a 3.19 grade-point average.
Cooper Rush • QB • 6-3 • 220 • Charlotte, Mich./Lansing Catholic HS
Three-year starter … ranked No. 21 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … No. 25 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … No. 12 on the Lansing State Journal’s Catch 22 list … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game … led Lansing Catholic to a 13-1 record and state runner-up finish in 2011 … also won a conference title in 2010 and qualified for the state playoffs in 2009 … completed 242-of-362 passes (67 percent) for 4,002 yards and 48 touchdowns and ran for 756 yards and 16 scores as a senior … 25-5 career record as a starter … led Lansing Catholic to back-to-back 9-0 regular seasons in 2010 and 2011 … career passing totals: 455-for-734 (62 percent), 7,248 yards and 80 touchdowns … career rushing: 1,438 yards, 27 touchdowns … holds Michigan high school records for touchdown passes in a quarter (5), half (7), game (8) and season (48) … holder of 16 single-season and 20 career school records … Gatorade Michigan Football Player of the Year and Associated Press Division 5/6 Player of the Year as a senior … Detroit Free Press all-state first team selection as a senior … member of the Detroit News and Lansing State Journal 2011 Dream Teams … team captain and MVP as a senior … three-time all-conference selection … all-state honorable mention as a junior … lettered three seasons in basketball and once in baseball … basketball team captain … carries a 3.9 grade-point average … Lansing Catholic High School Academic Athletic Scholar … hails from the same high school as current CMU offensive lineman Mike Repovz.
Lance Sanders • DL • 6-4 • 270 • Chicago, Ill./Leo HS
Three-year starter … credited with 101 tackles, 10 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries as a senior … earned all-state honorable mention recognition … all-area and all-conference first team … Chicago Catholic League Red Division defensive MVP in 2011 … team MVP as a senior and two-time defensive lineman of the year … also lettered in track and field … maintains a 3.1 grade-point average.
Anthony Scarcelli • WR/DB • 6-0 • 185 • Marine City, Mich./Marine City HS
Four-year starter … part of four teams that posted a combined record of 46-4 and won four league titles, three district titles and two regional titles … 2011 squad was 13-1 overall and finished state runner-up … ranked No. 35 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … No. 39 on Detroit News Blue Chip list … selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game … member of Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams … Associated Press Division 3/4 Player of the Year as a senior … 2011 Macomb Area Conference Gold Division MVP … three-time all-county selection … two-time all-state, all-league, Times Herald Player of the Year and Detroit News All-Metro East honoree … set school records with 1,860 rushing yards, 32 rushing touchdowns and 39 total touchdowns as a senior… earned four varsity letters in track and field and one in basketball … four-year letterman in track and field … school-record holder in the 100m dash (10.67 seconds) … state qualifier in the 100m and 300m hurdles … carries a 3.2 grade-point average.
Martez Walker • RB • 5-9 • 195 • Orland Park, Ill./Brother Rice HS
One of 18 players named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches’ Association 2011 Class 8A all-state team … Chicago Tribune all-state second team selection as a senior … Chicago Catholic League Blue Division co-player of the year in 2011 … member of the Southtown Star All-Area team … all-area selection by Tom Lemming as a junior … ran for 1,545 yards and scored a school-record 22 touchdowns in 2011 … posted 182 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns in first-round playoff victory last season … rushed for 985 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior … set a single-game record with 271 rushing yards and five touchdowns in a 34-7 win over St. Ignatius in the 2010 Catholic League playoffs … school’s all-time rushing yardage leader … carries a 3.0 grade-point average.