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2016 Eastern Michigan Football Recruiting: WR Josh Wilkes commits to the Eagles

Wilkes becomes one of the Eagles' first commits of its 2016 class.

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Monday was a very busy day for Eastern Michigan's football program.  The Eagles landed its first two commits in its 2016 class in wide receiver Josh Wilkes and athlete Matt Sexton.  Wilkes announced his decision via twitter Monday minutes after Sexton announced his commitment.

Wilkes reportedly held offers from Gardner Webb, North Carolina Central, Campbell, Georgia State, Union, Tusculum, Charleston Southern, and Youngstown State.

"I love the coaching staff, campus environment, and I think my talent will fit in very well with [Eastern Michigan]," Wilkes told Hustle Belt when he was asked about what made Eastern Michigan special.

Wilkes, a two-star recruit, is from Rock Hill, South Carolina.  The six-foot-two 170 pound wide out dominated at South Pointe High School by catching 47 passes for 607 yards and nine scores, according to MaxPreps.

The Eagles are in need of help on the receiving core as they ranked last in the MAC in pass offense.  Hopefully Wilkes' presence will make an impact and help bolster the Eagles' pass attack.

Wilkes also told Hustle Belt he wants to become a starter and win rings, but emphasized that he wanted to graduate with a degree from Eastern Michigan in sports management.

Wilkes' selfless attitude and willingness to put the work in the classroom will put a smile on any coach's face.

Interested in Josh Wilkes?  Here are some of his high school highlights from his junior year courtesy of Hudl: