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)