Defensive tackle Jimmy McCarthy (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) has committed to sign with Central Michigan, multiple sources report.
"I felt like I belonged. All the coahces and players made me feel like they are a part of something there," he told the Indianapolis Star. "It was a family atmosphere."
Central Michigan was the first school to offer McCarthy, but Ball State, Iowa and Michigan State expressed some interest.
The Chippewas now have eight pledges for 2014.