Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 4, 2014

Glen Lake's Apsey headed to CMU

MAPLE CITY — Trevor Apsey didn’t just want to play college football. He wanted to do it at the highest level.

Apsey, Glen Lake’s all-state running back/linebacker made that dream a reality when he accepted an offer to be a preferred walk-on at Central Michigan.

Apsey turned down partial scholarships from Grand Valley State, Michigan Tech and Northwood to try and earn a scholarship down the line at CMU.

“I just wanted to go to the highest level I could,” said Apsey. “I just liked the people there, liked the college and liked the competition.”

Apsey visited Mount Pleasant last month and had a good experience on the trip, solidifying the Chippewas as the team for which he wanted to suit up.

“Everything was really nice. I like the coaching staff, the facilities they had and all that,” he said.

Glen Lake head coach Jerry Angers was thrilled Apsey was able to meet his goal by getting a shot with Central.

“It’s great. The kid works very hard and his dream has always been to play college football, Division 1, and he’s going to go do it,” said Angers. “I think they’re gettting a tough, hard-working individual that will be a team player.

“I’ve coached a lot of pretty good football players — Eric Gordon and Darren Keyton, Tyler Alpers, Ryan Brown. He’s a mixture with all those kids.”

Apsey will have to learn a new position as he indicated Central wants him to play safety. The 6-foot, 205-pounder figures he’ll need to improve his strength and speed to see playing time, but that could ultimately earn him a scholarship.

“Once I can contribute to the team something could maybe happen,” Apsey said in regards to his scholarship possibilities.

Angers said he considers Apsey, who also stars as a defenseman for the Bay Reps in hockey and as a catcher for Glen Lake in baseball, to be an under-recruited athlete.

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