June 28, 2010
MTSU lands Georgia wide receiver
Stephenson (Ga.) High School was home to one of the most talented football teams in the country last season. This season that is already proving to be true once again. Already with four public commitments to FBS programs, another Stephenson prospect made his decision public in wide receiver Cey-ron Willingham and his recent commitment to Middle Tennessee State.
"It was just a well thought out decision I had made," Willingham said. "I went to the couple schools and looked at the surrounding things like depth chart and I just thought it out well and that's MTSU."
Willingham's decision didn't come down to one single factor, but instead was a compilation of things that drew him to Murfreesboro.
"It wasn't one thing, it was mostly a variety of things," he said. "I liked the atmosphere of the school. I feel like the school fits me. It's a good fit for me playbook wise. They run the spread offense and I'm a wide receiver so that's a good fit for me. Mostly I really like the school and how they carry themselves."
Willingham didn't make the decision blind. He has been to MTSU for its spring game, a junior day and more than once for a camp. With all of those experiences under his belt, Willingham saw no reason to wait any longer.
"I figured why not," he said. "If something comes better then it comes better but if I really like a school then why not jump on it? There's no point in waiting and then if somebody comes better and my offer is gone then I'm stuck at square one."
Willingham picked the Blue Raiders over offers and serious interest from Tulane and Buffalo. He described his game as a precise route-runner and reliable pass-catcher.
"My game right off the bat is I run good routes," he said. "I'm very big on that. I run routes quite well if you ask me. I'm not going to be the fastest player on the field but I have great feet. If the ball comes my way I'm going to catch."
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