The Michigan State Spartans signed their fourteenth commit on National Signing Day at 9:00 a.m., with Dylan Chmura, the no. 35 tight end and no. 6 Wisconsin class of 2013 player according to Rivals.com.
Chmura chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the Wisconsin Badgers. This 6’5″ 238 player is the son of Mark Chmura, former tight end for the Green Bay Packers. Michigan State was the first school to offer Dylan Chmura a scholarship, and he chose the team over Western Michigan and Central Michigan after he played in a Spartan 1-Day Elite Player Camp in 2012.
The three-star tight end will be leaving his home state of Wisconsin, where he attended Waukesha West High School, despite showing some interest in attending school at Wisconsin.
This is Michigan State’s fourteenth signee of Signing Day, adding to a class that includes 18 players in total. Of the 18 signees, Chmura is the only tight end who will be joining the team from the class of 2013. He will be replacing Dion Sims, who decided to forgo his fourth year eligibility to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Sims had 59 catches for 707 yards and 8 touchdowns in 39 career games including 13 starts. Chmura was a 2-year starter at Waukesha West, and had 21 receptions for 397 yards (18.9 per game average) and 5 touchdowns as a senior. He may be a good candidate to replace Sims’ starting role for the Spartans.
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