When you're trying to build a program into a conference threat it starts with recruiting. Chris Creighton and the Eastern Michigan coaching staff have been searching the high school and junior college ranks high and low for future Eagles. After going on sort of a dry spell on the commitment front EMU landed a verbal pledge from one of the top offensive lineman in the state of Ohio on Wednesday afternoon.
Flying under-the-radar most of the process Dresden Tri-Valley senior Hunter Polk announced that he suit up in the Green and White over scholarship offers from Division II schools such as Notre Dame College and Tiffin.
"EMU is honestly just like home to me. The staff, the campus, and even the players made me feel right at home the two times I have been there." The 6'5, 260-pound Polk stated to Hustle Belt as a few of the reasons why he selected to continue his playing days in Ypsilanti.
Well aware the Eagles are building from the ground up, Polk hopes to lead the Eagles get over the hump.
"I know the team has been down in recent years but that just motivates me to be a part of something even bigger I want to be a part of the team that hopefully will be able to compete with the best in the MAC and maybe even some day win a conference championship."
This season Polk helped block Tri-Valley to a 10-2 overall record and a state playoff berth. His play on the line didn't go unnoticed as he was recently named First Team All-District.
Want to see Hunter Polk in action before arrives on campus? Check out his high school highlight tape, courtesy of the team at Hudl: