Notebook: Daugherty out for season, Johnson to TCU, recent offers, names crossed off

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 β€” so much closer to his home in Dallas.

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.

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.

Update on some players’ offers

Nyles Beverly β€” cornerback, Macedonioa, Ohio, Nordonia

Offers: Toledo, Kent State, Ohio, Akron, EMU, Ball State, Eastern Kentucky, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, WMU

Daraun McKinney β€” athlete, River Rouge, Mich., River Rouge

Offers: Indiana, Cincinnati, NIU, WMU, Buffalo, Toledo, Ball State, Miami-OH

DeShawn Page β€” inside linebacker, Knoxville, Tenn., Fulton

Offers: Austin Peay, Missouri, UAB, Western Kentucky, Liberty, EKU, West Virginia, Tulane, Western Carolina, Kent State

Allen Walker β€” outside linebacker, Alpharetta, Ga., Milton

Georgia State, Rutgers, Syracuse, South Alabama, Mercer, Buffalo

William Racely β€” offensive line, Flushing, Mich., Flushing

Offers: Akron, BGSU, Ohio, Cornell, EMU, Columbia, Buffalo, Dartmouth, Western Illinois, NIU

Eli Cox β€” offensive guard, Nicholasville, Ky., West Jessamine

Offers: Liberty, Georgia State, EKU, Army, WMU, Austin Peay, Cornell, Cincinnati, Ball State, Toledo

Joseph Hocker β€” tight end/defensive end, Cincinnati, Ohio, Deer Park

Offers: BGSU, EKU, Elon, Akron

Dante Cephas β€” wide receiver, Pittsburgh, Pa., Penn Hills

Offers: Howard, Toledo, EKU, Kent State, BGSU, Ball State

Lance Dixon β€” 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 β€” tight end/defensive end, Leavittsburg, Ohio, LaBrae

Offers: Ball State, Buffalo

Cavon Butler Jr. β€” defensive end, Toledo, Ohio, Whitmer

Offers: Toledo, Pittsburgh, UMass, Kent State, Ohio

Deondre Buford (2020) β€” offensive line, Detroit, Mich., Martin Luther King

 

Offers: Iowa, WMU, Cincinnati, Akron, Morehouse

Ian Stewart (2020) β€” wide receiver, Gibralter, Mich., Carlson

Offers: Akron, Morgan State, CMU, Seton Hill, WMU, Indiana, BGSU, Ball State, WIU, NIU, Cincinnati

Dustin Fletcher (2020) β€” quarterback, Flint, Mich., Carman-Ainsworth

Offers: CMU, Indiana, WIU, NIU, Kentucky

Raheem Anderson (2021) β€” offensive line, Detroit, Mich., Cass Tech

Offers: Morgan State, Iowa State, Toledo, Michigan, Akron

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