Signing day tracker: Live updates as CMU football adds recruits in 2022 class

Head Coach Jim McElwain looks on at the video board during a review against FIU, Saturday, Sept. 25.

For many prospective college athletes, Wednesday marks the beginning of a brand new journey. 

Wednesday marks the beginning of the early signing period, which stretches through Friday. During this time, prospective college athletes can sign their letter of intent and make their commitment to their respective schools official. 

Coming into Wednesday, Central Michigan had 17 verbal commitments in its 2022 recruiting class according to 247Sports. One of these commits came from the junior college ranks, while the other 16 are high schoolers. 

According to Rivals, another recruiting site, the Chippewas are set to sign what may be among the best recruiting classes in school history. 

Should any commit not sign, there will be another opportunity for recruits to sign their letters of intent beginning Feb. 2. 

Follow along here for live updates throughout the day as the Chippewas bring in their next class of recruits. 

This article will be updated as more commitments are announced.

7:35 a.m.

Three future Chippewas have made their commitments official already. 

First, it was Jordan Kwiatkowski, a linebacker from Stevenson High School. 

Minutes later, Savannah, Georgia native Langston Lewis officially added his name to the ranks of future Chippewas. 

Finally, New Jersey defensive back Edward Conoran submitted his letter of intent. 

7:40 a.m.

Two more Chippewas have made their commitments official. First, it was Alpharetta, Georgia wide receiver Matteo Carriere. One of the Chippewas' more recent commits, Carriere verbally pledged to CMU on Nov. 21. 

Moments later, CMU added a 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive tackle in Rochester, New York native Alex Heininger. 

7:50 a.m.

In the span of five minutes, three more Chippewas have submitted their letters of intent. First, it was Divine Child High School standout Brady Ploucha. The offensive lineman was the first commit of CMU's 2022 class, announcing his pledge on Feb. 8. 

Decorion Temple, a 6-foot-6 tight end from Orchard Lake St. Mary's High School, made his decision official soon after. 

Rockford native Kade Kostus submitted his letter of intent moments later. Kostus is a three-star prospect who is among the top defensive recruits in Michigan. 

8:00 a.m.

CMU added two more signees before the 8 a.m. hour, upping its total to 10. First up was Jordan Ramsey, a running back who was teammates with Kwiatkowski at Stevenson High School. Both were 3-star recruits. 

Next was Ambrose Wilson, a 3-star defensive back from East Lansing High School. 

8:40 a.m.

Linebacker Jalen Handford became the 11th Chippewa to ink a letter of intent. 

Moments later, CMU added another offensive lineman in Shakopee, Minnesota native Martin Koivisto. 

8:50 a.m.

CMU added its third Jordan of the recruiting class, as Beamont, Texas wide receiver Jordan Kelly made his signing official. 

9:20 a.m.

The Chippewas added their first non-committed signee, as Pennsylvania defensive back LeBron Bessick sent in his letter of intent.