Eastern Michigan football is starting a new era as Chris Creighton takes over the reins of the program. Taking over this Eagles team Creighton knew it was a program that needed some help. After back to back 2-10 seasons, and a recruiting class with hardly any commits Creighton had to work fast.
Creighton signed 17 players to National Letters of Intent on National Signing Day in February, but he didn't stop there, as he has now officially signed four more recruits. Three of the four are from junior colleges while one is straight out of high school.
Lemar Harris a 2014 recruit has signed with Eastern Michigan after originally committing to Wake Forest. Harris is out of Raleigh, N.C. and is rated as a 3 star athlete on Rivals and ESPN. In high school he played quarterback, and was known to be a dual threat player. Creighton plans to use Harris wherever he is needed.
Creighton’s three junior college transfers consist of wide receiver Jesse Tate, out of Flagstaff, Az, Clay Dawson, a outside linebacker from Phoenix, and Tyrie Mack, a cornerback out of Chatham, Va.
Tate played at Glendale Community College as a 6’6 190lb. wide receiver, and attended Flagstaff High School. Tate is rated as a 2 star on Scout and Rivals and could see some playing time right away. Tate's size will be beneficial for the Eagles and the passing attack Creighton's offense is putting into place.
On the defensive side of things, where the Eagles struggled last year, they will add Dawson, an outside linebacker who also played on the defensive line in junior college. Dawson led his junior college team in sacks with five on the season, and finished with 20 tackles in 2013.
Also on defense the Eagles snag Mack a 5’11 180lb. cornerback. Mack attended College of the Desert in California. In high school Mack was named Southeastern AAAA All-Conference in Raeford N.C.. He was also named Hoke County Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
With the four most recent commitments, Eastern Michigan has 21 commitments in the current recruiting class.