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Posted on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 : 12:19 a.m.

The list of Eastern Michigan football recruits expected to sign with the Eagles

By Bison Collins Messink

Eastern Michigan football recruits


WR (5-8, 173) Lansing Eastern

Although Allen was primarily a running back in high school, Ron English plans to use him at receiver. Also a track star, Allen has recorded a time of 10.4 seconds in the 100-meter dash.


TE (6-3, 233) Stevensville Lakeshore

Caught 19 passes for 314 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, and was named first-team All-Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference. English believes he'll be able to compete right away for playing time at tight end, and on special teams.


RB (5-9, 172) Pottstown (Pa.) Owen J. Roberts

 Described by English as a pure tailback, Brumfield amassed 8,595 rushing yards in high school, the second most in Pennsylvania high school football history. Has the speed to score when he gets into space.


S (6-1, 211) Melrose Park (Ill.) Walther Lutheran

 The 34th-ranked safety nationally, according to, Cotton originally committed to Northwestern. Has the size and athleticism to make an immediate impact in Ypsilanti.


S (5-10, 196) San Bernadino Valley (Calif.) Community College

A good friend of Marlon Pollard, who is transferring to Eastern Michigan from UCLA, Crouch played in nine games and recorded 20 tackles in 2010 for a team that finished as Mountain Conference champions, and is already enrolled at Eastern Michigan.


LB (6-0, 211) College of the Canyons (Calif.)

 Recorded 47 tackles, 9.5 tackles-for-loss, and 5.5 sacks in 2010 and was voted first-team All-Conference. English is excited about his potential to bring an immediate upgrade to the Eagles' linebacking corps, playing on the weakside.


CB (5-8, 183) East Los Angeles (Calif.) College

Had 35 tackles and 10 tackles-for-loss in 2010. What Dunlap lacks in height, he makes up for in speed. Has three years of eligibility remaining.


DE (6-4, 275) Harper (Ill.) Junior College

 Henderson was a first-team all-region selection by the National Junior College Athletic Association last season. Has the athleticism to to play tight end as well, but the Eagles will utilize him as a rush end.


RB (5-10, 200) Grand Rapids Catholic Central

Rushed for 19 touchdowns his senior year, but English likes his versatility enough that he'll also consider playing Hill as a safety.


QB (6-4, 2-5) Schaumburg (Ill.)

 In the final high school football game of his career, Iannotti ran for 248 yards and threw for 202 in a 55-50 loss to Chicago Simeon in the second round of the Illinois class 7A playoffs. Will begin as the third quarterback in the Eagles depth chart, and has a good chance to contribute during his career.


S (5-11, 180) McKeesport (Pa.)

Named first-team all-conference, Johnson has good football smarts, but needs to get bigger.


LB (5-11, 228) Santa Ana (Calif.) Junior College

 Already enrolled at Eastern Michigan, Kurtz recorded 63 tackles in nine games last season, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, and made two interceptions. Named 2009-2010 Santa Ana College Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.


S (6-0, 198) Orange Coast (Calif.) Junior College

 Originally from Hawaii, made 39 total tackles last season, 6.5 tackles for loss, and had 4.5 sacks in 2010.


CB (6-0, 170) transfer from UCLA

Practiced with the Eagles in 2010 while he sat out his transfer year, Pollard will have three years of eligibility remaining, and should bring an immediate upgrade to the cornerback position. Redshirted at UCLA in 2009, and did not see game action.


LB (6-3, 232) Santa Ana (Calif.) Junior College

Already enrolled Eastern Michigan, Poole has good speed to go with his size. Could be used as a rush lineman or an outside linebacker. Recorded 58 tackles in 2009, before redshirting in 2010 to focus on academics.


WR/KR (5-10, 156) Chicago (Ill.) Simeon

 Small in stature but a dynamic athlete, Reed can play on either side of the ball, though English plans to use him at receiver and as a kick returner.


TE (6-4, 225) Melrose Park (Ill.) Walther Lutheran

 Big, and athletic enough to play defensive end as well. A high school teammate of Sean Cotton, Russell caught 67 passes for 1,320 yards in his career as a high school tight end.


WR/CB (5-9, 150) Chicago (Ill.) Simeon

 Like Simeon teammate Demarius Reed, Scott is small but has game-breaking athleticism. Rated by ESPN as the 91st best cornerback in the country. Will likely return kicks as well.


CB (5-11, 170) Pickerington Central (Ohio)

 Ranked as the No. 16 defensive back in the state of Ohio by, Strange should have a chance to compete for playing time right away.


CB (6-0, 180) Cerritos (Calif.) Junior College

 Already enrolled at Eastern Michigan, Tayor made 51 tackles and a team-high 11 pass break ups last season for Cerritos, and also returned 14 kickoffs for an average of 28 yards per return. Was a first-team All-National Division Northern Conference selection.



Wed, Feb 2, 2011 : 7:53 p.m.

We know last two season have been tough but where are the kids from Mi? ONly one to sign that not acceptable there is talent in the state Coach got to tap into the state kids!! WOW sad