Eastern Michigan football signing class of 2018

Eastern Michigan officially added 12 more to its 2018 roster today, on top of its class of 16 that signed in December. Not a bad birthday gift for head coach Chris Creighton.

Of the 12 new adds, three are by way of junior college transfers, two are blue-shirted and six are walking on. EMU now has a total of nine JUCO transfers and 11 high school scholarships for this year’s class (20) and two scholarships used for next year.

The three JUCO players added on Wednesday were defensive tackle Tyrrel Eddington (Bakersfield College), and wide receivers Arthur Jackson III (American River CC) and Michael Thompson (Modesto JC). The last scholarship used on this year’s signing class went to Alex Howie, an in-state, metro-Detroit center.

The two players added as blueshirts are wide receiver Logan Giordano (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and safety Jerodd Vines (Detroit, Mich.). These players can play right away at EMU.

Meet EMU’s current signing class. Names in bold have been officially added Wednesday. Names in italics indicate junior college transfers. Asterisks (**) means that that player is currently enrolled. Ampersands (&) indicate those who join the team as walk-ons. The pound sign (#) indicates those who join the team as blueshirts.

Total signees (early signees): 21 (17)

Kobie Beltram (@KobieBeltram__) — linebacker; Antioch, Calif.; City College of San Francisco

& Matt Buschman (@Mbusch3) — linebacker; Brighton, Mich.; Brighton

Robert Daniel Jr. (@WatchChannel_2) — safety; Oak Park, Mich.; Oak Park

Brian Dooley (@Dooley18Brian) — offensive line; Toledo, Ohio; St. John’s Jesuit

Dylan Drummond (@Dyland_Drummond9) — wide receiver; Cleveland, Ohio; Cuyahoga Heights

Tyrrel Eddington (@MrTdAwGy77) — defensive tackle, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bakersfield College

# Logan Giordano (@Logan_giordano) — wide receiver; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Chaminade-Madonna

Mike Haney (@xxhaneyxx13) — defensive end; Maumee, Ohio; Maumee

Alexander Howie (@alexh124) — offensive line; Canton, Mich.; Salem

** Aaron Jackson (@Aaron10Jackson) — quarterback, Detroit, Mich.; Cass Tech

Arthur Jackson III (@iwb_killa) — wide receiver; Sacramento, Calif.; American River CC

Marcellus Johnson (@marcellus3006) — offensive line; Normal, Ill.; Normal Community

Line Latu (@JLatu11) — wide receiver; San Mateo, Calif.; College of San Mateo

Tyrone Neal (@teemonaayy) — linebacker; Chicago, Ill.; Fort Scott CC

Thomas Odukoya (@ThomasO_) — tight end; Coalinga, Calif.; Garden City CC

& Vinnie Patteri (@vinster242) — kicker/punter; Saline, Mich.; Saline

& Rafael Reyes (@RafeReyes) — defensive tackle; Chelsea, Mich.; Chelsea

& Josh Ries (@Joshries72Ries) — offensive line; Leslie, Mich.; Leslie

& Chad Ryland (@c_ryland) — kicker; Lebanon, Pa.; Cedar Crest

Turan Rush (@304TuranRush) — defensive line; Charleston, W.V.; Antelope Valley College

Shawn Simeon (@simeon_shawn) — defensive end; Miami, Fla.; Coffeyville CC

Timarcus Simpson (@timarcussimpson) — defensive back; Tampa, Fla.; Sickles

Carter Stagner (@CoStagner) — defensive end; Birmingham, Mich.; Seaholm

& Lucas Tesznar (@LT__74) — offensive line; Ottawa Lake, Mich.; Whiteford

Michael Thompson (@miikechn) — wide receiver; Modesto, Calif.; Modesto JC

Isaiah Watson (@zaymatters) — cornerback; Baltimore, Md.; Calvert Hall College

# Jerodd Vines (@juiceee11) — safety; Detroit, Mich.; Detroit Catholic Central

** Tyler Wiegers — quarterback; Lake Orion, Mich.; Iowa

EJ Williams (@_Jayzeus) — safety; Indianapolis, Ind.; Pike

Top 10 by 247sports composite: CB Watson (0.8399), DE Stagner (0.8299), C Howie (0.8280), CB Daniel (0.8265), CB Simpson (0.8143), S Williams (0.8054), WR Drummond (0.7998), OL Johnson (0.7903), WR Thompson (0.7900), WR Vines (0.7898)

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