November 24, 2009

Costigan: 'If CMU were to offer me, they would receive a strong commitment'

As high school seasons come to an end preparations for college futures start to begin. Senior defensive/ offensive lineman Kyle Costigan is starting to do just that, prepare for his future in collegiate football. Costigan is a 6-foot-5, 275 pounder out of Muskego, Wisconsin who has interest from many different schools including Central Michigan, Ball State, and Wisconsin. Kyle has been offered by Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, North Dakota St., and Illinois State and has yet to make a decision.

With Costigan having such a big frame he has exceptionally good footwork, quick hands, and impeccable strength which makes him a hot commodity for teams with needs on the offensive or defensive line. He knows how to get his job done with authority and he has shown it in his senior season playing both sides of the ball. Although Costigan has been plagued with an ankle injury over the years he is persistent on saying that he's 100 percent.

"After my freshman year I fractured my ankle that required surgery," said Costigan. "It bothered me through my sophomore year so dedicated my offseason to rehab and strengthening my ankle." It has proven to pay off with his healthiness and dominance on the field.

The 2010 prospect has been to CMU's campus a number of times; most recently for the Chippewa's dominate victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

"I've been to Central a couple of times for camps and things, the town itself reminds me of home, which I think you feel comfortable when you first go to a new place then it must be the right place."

Costigan also had nothing but great things to say about Central Michigan as a program.

"Coach (Mike) Bajakian and coach (Don) Mahoney have been keeping in touch with me and keeping me up to date with the program. The program's success over the years is what really drew me there."

As of right now Costigan does not have an offer from the Chippewa's but said he would commit on the spot if CMU offered.

"If Central were to offer me they would have a strong commitment from me."

Having a player who recorded 64 tackles along with 6 sacks seems like he would bring more success to an already stellar program. And Costigan is the type of player who could translate to either side of the ball at the next level, but it's clear where his heart lies on the playing field.


"I don't mind either but defense is really what I love. It's a place with limited rules where you can try to hurt your enemy."

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