The sixth defensive commit for Eastern Michigan football's incoming class of 2015 is Nick Dillon, a defensive lineman from Lincolnshire, Illinois.
Our coaching staff always is there for me and always supports me. Truly blessed.— Nick (@Nicholas_NCD) July 27, 2014
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: