Chris Creighton and the rest of the Eastern Michigan coaching staff have built the Eagles program back from the bottom of the college football world with one word. Recruiting.
Searching the high school and junior college ranks for talent to bring into the fold, their hard work once again paid off on Sunday evening when two-star safety Jamar Hall verbally committed to Eastern Michigan.
While Hall will soar with the Eagles on the next level plenty of other schools gave the 6-foot-2 190 pound Hoschton, Georgia native a chance to attend their university. He is the third defensive back to commit to EMU in this 2017 recruiting class.
Fellow Mid American Conference program Miami, Navy, Eastern Kentucky, Elon, Georgia State, and Mercer were among the teams to pursue the talented defensive back throughout the process.
Hall, who finished his senior season at Mill Creek High School with over 70 total tackles and eight pass deflections for the 14-1 Hawks, is currently considered the 165th safety, and 2,124th overall prospect in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.