This past weekend ended up being huge for the future of the Eastern Michigan football program. Not only did the Eagles land a commitment from Wake Forest quarterback transfer Travis Smith and high school linebacker Bryan Glover of Pittsburgh Central Catholic, they also added a pledge from junior college standout Anthony Brown.
A former Georgia State commit, many things played a part in Brown decommitting from GSU in favor of the Eagles.
"They (EMU coaches) kept it more real with me at the end of the day, and also it gives my family a chance to see me play since I'm only five hours away. Plus I'm ready to shock the world, and help turn the program around with these great coaches." Anthony, who is from Iowa City, Iowa stated to Hustle Belt as just a few of the reasons why EMU was the right spot for him.
Playing for Iowa Western one of the top JUCO programs in the country, Brown, who is already graduated, and will enroll at Eastern Michigan in January, was just one of the reasons why the program has had so much success on the field over the last couple of seasons. This year from his hybrid safety spot, which is the same position he will suit up for the Eagles, the 5'11 210 pound Brown accounted for 79 total tackles, three interceptions, and two sacks for the 11-1 Reivers.
Needing to fill holes in the depth chart, Brown, a very quick, and sure tackler should have no problem seeing the field early during his time with EMU, but it's in the locker room that he plans to work his hardest to help the Eagles soar to new heights.
"I feel they are getting an athletic guy who can play in space, and that is also a hard hitter. I need to work on becoming an actual leader at the next level. Coming from Iowa Western everyone was good, and at this next level I may need to lead more since I came from a winning program because we went 22-2 with a National title ring."
Before you see Anthony Brown causing havoc in the Mid-American Conference check out his JUCO highlights, courtesy of Hudl: