EMU WR Eddie Daugherty out for season
Yesterday, I posted my article about Tyler Wiegers, who I assume will win the quarterback battle over Isaac Stiebeling at Eastern Michigan. I didn’t include this nugget in the post but after the team’s spring game on Saturday, head coach Chris Creighton mentioned that Eddie Daugherty is already ruled out for the season. He didn’t say what Daugherty’s diagnosis was.
Daugherty still has a redshirt year to give to be senior-eligible in 2019.
Daugherty was most prominent to EMU’s offense in his true freshman season where he led the team with 557 receiving yards on 37 catches and four touchdowns. When the bunch of junior college receivers came in from 2016-2017, the 5-foot-7, 170-pound receiver didn’t get as much action. In the last two seasons, Daugherty had 41 catches for 399 yards, but he’s appeared in every game of his career (12 total starts, none in 2017).
EMU’s currently thin at receiver, but this position will look better in June when the rest of the team comes to Ypsilanti. With the loss of Daugherty, that’s six receivers that EMU had last year that the team can’t use this year (Sergio Bailey, Antoine Porter, Johnnie Niupalau, Jaron Johnson, Dieuly Aristilde Jr. and Daugherty).
EMU still has Mathew Sexton and Isaac Holder at receiver for the next two seasons. Last year, Sexton caught 26 passes for 357 yards and had two touchdowns. Holder caught nine passes for 83 yards. Right now, College of San Mateo transfer Line Latu is on campus and has been practicing with the team. All three receivers are listed at 5-foot-11.
Of the four receivers coming to campus in June, JUCO transfers Michael Thompson (Modesto College) and Arthur Jackson III (American River College) should come in with more college experience and a little more height as X and Z receivers. Thompson is 6-foot-4, Jackson is 6-foot-0.
Jawaun Johnson heads to TCU
It wasn’t too long ago when the former Northern Illinois linebacker expressed his anger towards how he was recognized last season, and now he’s moved on to an excellent Power 5 program in TCU — so much closer to his home in Dallas.
— Jawuan Johnson (@S7arvation) April 8, 2018
Johnson was incredibly fun to watch in the MAC as a versatile linebacker. He was also a huge reason NIU got its win at Nebraska last season with nine tackles and a 25-yard pick six.
He’ll end up being the same style of player for TCU, which has a 4-2-5 system that he could definitely thrive in. Definitely worth peeking at this season, and worth rooting for.
MAC targets commit elsewhere
Outside linebacker Brody Ingle (Cincinnati, Ohio, La Salle) announced his commitment to Cincinnati on Sunday. Ingle was offered by Ball State, Indiana, Cincinnati, Miami-OH, Bowling Green, EMU, Ohio and Toledo. By 247sports.com’s composite scoring, Ingle’s a three-star recruit with a score of 0.8054.
I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to the University of Cincinnati!!! 🔴⚫ pic.twitter.com/TPrGMAJZq9
— Brody (@inglebrody) April 8, 2018
Defensive end Gabe Newburg (Clayton, Ohio, Northmont) is the No. 54 ranked weak-side defensive end by 247sports.com’s composite scoring (0.8527) and has announced his commitment to Michigan. Newburg had 16 total offers, nine from MAC programs. Newburg’s other offers came from Cincinnati, Toledo, EMU, Ohio, Miami-OH, Ball State, BGSU, Rutgers, Western Michigan, Harvard, Kent State, Michigan State, Akron, Iowa and Virginia.
— Gabriel Newburg (@Gabe_Newburg) April 2, 2018
Update on some players’ offers
Nyles Beverly — cornerback, Macedonioa, Ohio, Nordonia
Offers: Toledo, Kent State, Ohio, Akron, EMU, Ball State, Eastern Kentucky, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, WMU
Daraun McKinney — athlete, River Rouge, Mich., River Rouge
Offers: Indiana, Cincinnati, NIU, WMU, Buffalo, Toledo, Ball State, Miami-OH
DeShawn Page — inside linebacker, Knoxville, Tenn., Fulton
Offers: Austin Peay, Missouri, UAB, Western Kentucky, Liberty, EKU, West Virginia, Tulane, Western Carolina, Kent State
Allen Walker — outside linebacker, Alpharetta, Ga., Milton
Georgia State, Rutgers, Syracuse, South Alabama, Mercer, Buffalo
William Racely — offensive line, Flushing, Mich., Flushing
Offers: Akron, BGSU, Ohio, Cornell, EMU, Columbia, Buffalo, Dartmouth, Western Illinois, NIU
Eli Cox — offensive guard, Nicholasville, Ky., West Jessamine
Offers: Liberty, Georgia State, EKU, Army, WMU, Austin Peay, Cornell, Cincinnati, Ball State, Toledo
Joseph Hocker — tight end/defensive end, Cincinnati, Ohio, Deer Park
Offers: BGSU, EKU, Elon, Akron
Dante Cephas — wide receiver, Pittsburgh, Pa., Penn Hills
Offers: Howard, Toledo, EKU, Kent State, BGSU, Ball State
Lance Dixon — outside linebacker, West Bloomfield, Mich., West Bloomfield
Offers: Temple, Toledo, CMU, WMU, Ball State, Akron, Iowa State, Purdue, MSU, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Penn State, Michigan, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Buffalo, Boston College, Ohio State, Iowa, Texas A&M, Rutgers, NIU
Tyler Stephens — tight end/defensive end, Leavittsburg, Ohio, LaBrae
Offers: Ball State, Buffalo
Cavon Butler Jr. — defensive end, Toledo, Ohio, Whitmer
Offers: Toledo, Pittsburgh, UMass, Kent State, Ohio
Deondre Buford (2020) — offensive line, Detroit, Mich., Martin Luther King
Offers: Iowa, WMU, Cincinnati, Akron, Morehouse
Ian Stewart (2020) — wide receiver, Gibralter, Mich., Carlson
Offers: Akron, Morgan State, CMU, Seton Hill, WMU, Indiana, BGSU, Ball State, WIU, NIU, Cincinnati
Dustin Fletcher (2020) — quarterback, Flint, Mich., Carman-Ainsworth
Offers: CMU, Indiana, WIU, NIU, Kentucky
Raheem Anderson (2021) — offensive line, Detroit, Mich., Cass Tech
Offers: Morgan State, Iowa State, Toledo, Michigan, Akron