Mt. Pleasant student-athletes announce college commitments
MT. PLEASANT – Four Mt. Pleasant High School senior student-athletes officially signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.
All-State wide receiver Kalebb Perry (Western Michigan), fullback Hunter Buczkowski (Central Michigan) and defensive tackle Billy Tithof (Northern Michigan) as well as soccer player Hannah Kahn (Western Michigan) all announced their college commitments.
Perry says he was won over by Western on his first campus visit.
"I’m a big family guy, so that’s one of the reasons that I committed to Western, just them emphasizing family,” he said. “It means a lot to me, just to have everybody here at once, just for a special day like this."
For Buczkowski, the decision to continue his career at CMU was an easy one, as the fullback has strong family ties to the institution.
"I have a really good tradition and bloodline here,” Buczkowski said. “My grandfather coached, my uncle played baseball here, both my parents went here and my aunt ran track here, so it’s been in my bloodline."
A welcoming coaching staff and academics led Tithof to Northern Michigan.
“It’s just a blessing having everybody here, and it’s just amazing to get to share this experience with them,” Tithof said.
In addition to the trio of football signees, Kahn will follow in her older sister Emma’s footsteps and head south to Kalamazoo and Western Michigan in the fall, joining the women’s soccer program.
"She (Emma) has been so supportive through this entire thing and I couldn’t have done it without her,” Kahn said. “It’s kind of nice to have someone to look up to and try to see and influence me as well."
With more than a decade-plus of playing experience, Kahn says choosing between continuing her career at either the Division I or Division II level was a difficult decision.