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EMU announces 2012 football recruiting class

February 1, 2012

EMU released their official signing day list this afternoon, and it mostly matches my list from yesterday.

Missing from my list were the following:

  • Tim Brown (LB) originally committed to Hawai’i and redshirted there in 2009, then spent the last two years at San Jose City College; he’ll have two years of eligibility at EMU.
  • Arron Pipkins (DT)
  • Mycal Swaim (S) attended Butte College, a junior college football powerhouse in California, where he led the team with 64 tackles (38 solo) and had six interceptions in 2011; he’ll have two years of eligibility at EMU.

Brown and Swaim bring the junior college transfers in this recruiting class to four, and it’s worth noting that all four are defensive players (two defensive tackles, a linebacker, and a safety) who should help plug some of the holes left by the large graduating defensive class while English’s high school defensive recruits continue to develop.

On my list but not announced by EMU were Donte Bowen (DT) and Kyle Hughes (WR/ATH). After the dust of National Signing Day has settled a bit, I’ll be hunting around to try to figure out what happenned to these two.

Of the recruits with uncertain positions, the only one meaningfully different from what I listed as expected (from Scout) is Dustin Creel, who EMU has listed as a wide receiver.

Here’s what Ron English had to say about the recruiting class:

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2012 7:23 pm

    Add to those a late-afternoon signing by Ike Spearman, a linebacker rated three-star by Rivals. Spearman had given a verbal commitment to Ole Miss in October, but decommitted after head coach Houston Nutt resigned at the end of the season. At various times, Spearman got serious interest from Louisville, Indiana, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, and Central Michigan (among others).

  2. February 1, 2012 8:09 pm

    Also, some local walk-ons (according to

    – Michael Mioduszewski, Dexter: Mioduszewski will join Eastern Michigan as a preferred walk-on with the intention of playing quarterback. Mioduszewski (6-4, 216) passed for 1,918 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last year and rushed for 1,009 yards and 10 touchdowns. First team All-SEC White.
    – Dylan Mulder, Saline: The Hornets’ placekicker will play at Eastern Michigan. Mulder was 34-of-34 on point-after kicks this year and finished his career a perfect 58-of-58. He made 6 of 9 field goal attempts, with a long of 47 yards, and had 39 touchbacks on 42 kickoffs. First team All-SEC Red.
    – Derek Owings, Saline: Owings will join Eastern Michigan as a preferred walk-on. The 6-4, 225-pound tight end caught 22 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns as a senior.

  3. Kenneth Barna permalink
    February 2, 2012 8:05 pm

    Dear cmadler,
    I think this is the direction Eastern needs to move in with its recruiting. By that I mean getting higher star recruits, (although I realize that could be a crap shoot) and also getting preferred walk-ons. To me, these things mean people not only recognize that Eastern should be a consideration, but that they also want to come here.
    Coach English has certainly laid the framework for a good program, but he has also thanked President Martin for her continued support, which is very important.

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