FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – Eastern Michigan defensive coordinator Brad McCaslin recruited several underrated players who play in Texas last week.
EMU offered Clay Holford, for example, after McCaslin visited Hebron High on Wednesday. The day before that, McCaslin visited Marcus High in Flower Mound to recruit two-star safety Cade Erwin, who EMU first-year coach Chris Creighton later offered via telephone.
Erwin’s highlights show his ability to cover tight ends, help in run support and his willingness to tackle, and he said Creighton liked those things about his playing style.
“(Creighton) really liked how I made plays in every aspect of the game,” Erwin, who is 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, said. “He said the staff thought the same, when they sat down and evaluated my film.
“They like how I have the ability to play so many positions on both sides of the ball, and they like that I’m a physical player who loves to initiate contact.”
Erwin holds an offer from SMU and has other premier schools recruiting him as an athlete and wide receiver.
After EMU offered him, he researched the Eagles online and thought their indoor facility looked good. He also liked EMU’s coaching staff.
“I really like Coach Mac (McCaslin) and Coach Creighton,” Erwin said. “From what I’ve heard, the whole new staff is a great one.”
Erwin hopes to visit EMU this summer to meet the coaches, tour the campus and gain an overall feel for the program.
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