Eastern Michigan University football coach Chris Creighton announced the addition of four recruits to his first class on April 3.
Three incoming Eagles (Jesse Tate, Clay Dawson and Tyrie Mack) will join the team this fall coming from junior colleges around the country, while Lemar Harris will make the trip north after playing high school football in North Carolina.
“Beginning on February 6, we continued to work to make a really good class even better. We believe that these additions will do just that,” Creighton said on emueagles.com Thursday. “Our program is taking on a new identity, and it is attracting some great people and great players. We are excited about the season this fall.”
Here is a description of the new signees:
Jesse Tate, redshirt sophomore, wide receiver, 6-foot-6, 190 lbs.
Spent two seasons as a Gaucho at Glendale Community College in Arizona. Rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com. As a freshman, was a primary factor in the Gauchos’ 8-3 record that placed them in the NJCAA top 20 to end the season, hauling in 23 receptions for a team-high 462 yards (seventh in the country) as well as a team-best five touchdowns (ninth in the nation).
Clay Dawson, junior, outside linebacker, 6-foot-4, 225 lbs.
Spent two seasons on the defensive line at Phoenix College in Arizona. Made 45 tackles last season, including a team-high five sacks. As a freshman, wrapped up 20 tackles that include two for a loss.
Tyrie Mack, sophomore, cornerback, 5-foot-11, 180 lbs.
Spent one season as a Roadrunner at College of the Desert in California. Appeared in seven games, recording 24 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss.
Lemar Harris, freshman, offensive specialist, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Attended Millbrook High School in Raleigh, N.C. as a Wildcat under Head Coach Clarence Inscore. According to 247Sports.com, Harris was ranked as the 28th best football player in the state of North Carolina. Threw for 1,049 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, while running for over 200 yards and four TD’s. Was considered a three-star athlete by Rivals.com and ESPN.com.
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