2015 Eastern Michigan Football Recruiting

EMU is under new leadership. Can Chris Creighton end he Eagle's decade-plus of suffering? It all starts on the recruiting trail. Follow all the EMU 2015 recruiting coverage here. From commitments, to signings and player interviews.

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EMU Grabs Another Big Tight End (Wink, Wink)

At 6'5", Bryce Kemp is a big target to have at tight end.

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This EMU Commit Is The Second Coming Of MacGyver

An offensive athlete in Eddie Daugherty provides depth for years to come.

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Maxx Crosby Has No Fear

If you wanted to read some quotes by a defensive prospect with attitude, here's your opportunity.

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EMU Commit Brings Small Town Work Ethic To Ypsi

The internet says he's a dual-threat quarterback, but he'll be playing as a safety for the Eagles.

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Nick Dillon's Goal Is To Play In The NFL

The sixth defensive commit for Eastern Michigan football's incoming class of 2015 is Nick Dillon, a defensive lineman from Lincolnshire, Illinois.

Dillon officially committed to EMU on Friday, July 25, 2014. Finishing up his senior season at Adlai Stevenson High School, the 6-foot-2, 285 pound lineman is a 3-star prospect per 247sports and Scout and is a 2-star prospect by Rivals.

On NCSA Athletic Recruiting's website, there's a profile page on Dillon that includes a personal statement from him:

"My dream may seem as one that every kid has when they're young but at some point athletically they fall off. I believe I can and I WILL get to the NFL no matter how hard I have to work. No matter what, I will achieve my dream. This coming season my goal is to become an All State defensive tackle and by summer pick up my first D1 offer. I will work harder than I ever have physically and vocally reach out to coaches so they know I am interested in their school, not just them in me."

Eastern Michigan was not the only school to offer Dillon. From all three recruiting websites previously mentioned (247, Rivals, Scout), he also had offers from Bowling Green, Western Michigan, New Mexico, Syracuse and North Dakota State.

Here is one of his highlight tapes courtesy of Hudl:

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Ohio ATH Vito Penza Talks Eastern Michigan Offer

See what the class of 2015 prospect has to say about his recent offer from EMU, and more.

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The Eagles Got Their Quarterback

While Brogan Roback is only a sophomore, it's unclear how he will fit into new EMU head football coach Chris Creighton's plans for the future of Eagle football. Just in case Roback isn't the star quarterback of EMU's future, Creighton has found a more than qualified option for the years ahead in 2015 Livonia Churchill (Livonia, Michigan) High School product Brian Alsobrook.

Alsobrooks committed to Eastern Michigan earlier this week, announcing his decision on Twitter.

The 6-foot-2, 215 pound right-hander is currently ranked 2 stars (247Sports composite) and is considered a Top-50 prospect in his home state of Michigan. He has a solid frame for a high school senior, and a more than capable arm.

He's listed as a pro-style quarterback, but has some wheels, and isn't afraid to lay out a solid block when neccesary (his first highlight involves him doing just that). He currently pulls triple duty at Livonia, running the offense, punting and kicking, but it's unlikely he'll continue his punting and kicking rolls at EMU, except for possibly partaking in the occasional trick play.

He need some work with his footwork, and his throwing mechanism isn't flawless, but he's a solid quarterback prospect who appears capable of developing into a good Mid-American Conference quarterback.

Check out his junior highlights courtesy of Hudl:

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3 MAC Teams Are 2015 DT Bryce Harris' Top Choices

Bryce Harris tells Hustle Belt his top three choices are all from the MAC.

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Commit No. 4: LB Clay Holford Talks Commitment

The Eastern Michigan Eagles got a commitment from an unlikely place on Father's Day when Carrolton, Texas native Clay Holford committed to EMU's class of 2015.

The 2-star 6-foot-2, 230 pound linebacker chose the Eagles over offers from North Texas and Nevada, despite EMU being substantially further from his current hometown.

"We actually used to live in Ohio," Holford told Hustle Belt. "I do have family that still lives in Columbus. The fact that Ypsilanti is only three hours away, and they can drive up and see me play."

Holford also said that his parents may have a chance to relocate to be closer to EMU, so the move won't be that far from his family after all.

Despite having offers from more successful programs, and interest from numerous others, Holford said he felt like EMU was his favorite and that he had a connection with the program.

"I really, truly love the coaching staff. I really think they're going in the right direction with the program," he said. "I was just really ready for it, I believe. What Eastern Michigan had going for them was really appealing to me, and I felt it was time that I show my commitment."

First year head coach Chris Creighton is undertaking a task that several others before him have failed at: restoring EMU's program to a competitive state. But clearly, his energy is infectious and it's led to some solid undervalued talent committing to the Eagles early on this summer.

Holford is one of those players. His size is hard to ignore. He already has the frame to be a formidable middle linebacker from day one, and in a conference full of undersized players, size like that is invaluable. He hits like a brick wall, has solid instincts and is deceptively quick. It's the makeup of a sleeper prospect who with a little work on technique could develop into an All-MAC talent once he hits the field in Ypsilanti.

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Branden Johnson Commits to Eastern Michigan

Chris Creighton added another defensive player to the 2015 class after receiving a commitment from defensive lineman Branden Johnson.

Johnson is 6'3" and weighs in at 295 lbs. Yikes. The Edgewood, Kentucky-native benches 350 lbs. and can squat 500. Holy Schnikes, that's a lot of weight for a kid that hasn't even graduated high school yet.

You can watch the rest of his highlights here.

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Could 3-Star RB Breck Turner Wind Up In the MAC?

3-star running back prospect Breck Turner says a trio of MAC schools are among his top choices currently.

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Then There Were 3

Chris Creighton has been busy in the first part of June. Just a few days after picking up his second commitment in mlb Demetrius Colbert, Creighton has received a verbal from 2015 OLB Michael Ojemudia.

The younger brother of Michigan defensive end Mario Ojemudia, Michael is a 6-foot-2 inch, 190 linebacker from Harrison High School in Farmington, Michigan.

We'll have a longer write up later.

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Strapped In: EMU's Latest Commit Has Big Plans

The Cincinnati Colerain senior breaks down his recent college decision.

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Strapped In: OL Rob Pavletich Talks EMU commitment

Find out why class of 2015 offensive lineman Rob Pavletich decided to give his verbal commitment to Eastern Michigan.

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