March 31, 2011

FSU Football Adds Menominee Product

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program has announced yet another addition to its 2011 recruiting class as the Bulldogs have added prep defensive tackle C.J. Lingis (Menominee).

The 6-2, 270-pound Lingis claimed Upper Peninsula Dream Team accolades as a prep senior for the Maroons this past fall and was selected to compete in the U.P. All-Star game.

Lingis was a fixture on the defensive line for Menominee, which reached the state semifinals in 2010 after advancing to the quarterfinals in 2009.  He finished his senior campaign with 101 tackles, including 34 unassisted stops while receiving Great Northern Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors.  He was also an all-state honorable mention pick under head coach Ken Hofer.

The standout defensive lineman played his final two prep campaigns at Menominee after moving from Gulf Shores, Ala.  He played varsity football as both a freshman and sophomore before moving to the Upper Peninsula.

This past season, Lingis attained Associated Press Division 5-6 Special Mention kudos. He plans to study wildlife biology at FSU.

With the addition of Lingis, the Bulldogs have a total of 32 newcomers set to join the program in the fall.  FSU signed 28 newcomers on Naional Signing Day before adding three additional Michigan prep student-athletes just after the initial signing day.

Ferris State will open spring drills today (March 31) in preparation for its 2011 season opener at home on Friday, Sept. 2, against Hillsdale.  Kickoff for the non-league game under the lights is set for 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Top Taggart Field.

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