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Character Comes First

<i>Bill Cubit</i>

When Western Michigan head football coach Bill Cubit announced his first recruiting class to the media and public this afternoon the talent level was hardly mentioned. Not that there is a lack of talent, but rather a focus on bringing in quality kids with good character, a passion for success on and off the field and intelligence.

Coach Cubit signed players like cornerback E.J. Biggers who was named Dade County Player of the Year, running back Kirk Elsworth who set MHSAA records for touchdowns (52) and points (379) and came up second in state history in rushing yards (2,867). Also signed were quarterback Tim Hiller who threw for 7,222 yards in his high school career including 30 touchdowns, and cornerback Chauncey...

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