Wide receivers coach Herb Haygood has put great emphasis on recruiting the Sunshine State over the last few years, and it has certainly paid off. Most recently, his efforts helped EMU land 2-star wide receiver Gregory Jean.
According to his Twitter account, Jean chose EMU over reported offers from Bowling Green, NC State, Buffalo, Fresno state, as well as a few FCS offers.
Shortly after his commitment, Jean caught up with Hustle Belt to discuss his decision.
"I Chose EMU Because I Thought I Could Help Make Their Football Team Better. I Talked To Dieuly [Aristilde, a freshman WR at EMU] And I Knew That The Past History Of EMU Wasn't Great. But I Knew That I Could Help Change That Because Throughout My High School Career My Team And I Were In The Same Position, But We Gradually Got Better And Became 9-2. So I Knew If I Committed I Could Develop A Bond With The Quarterback And Other Receivers [and] Also The Coach's So That We Could Become Successful And Win A MAC Championship."
Jean talked about Dieuly Aristilde being a big factor in his decision.
" I Met Him [Dieuly} When He Came To My School. He Helped Coach Haygood Recruit Me."
Aristilde is a freshman wide receiver at EMU, and seems to have taken on a critical role of recruiting players from Florida to EMU
Jean currently attends Boyce Anderson high school located in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. He stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 175 pounds.
Check out Jean's junior highlights courtesy of Hudl: