Moon Ready to Be Part of Eagle Family

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 20, 2014

Fort Wayne (Ind.) North Side linebacker D'Marcus Moon was new Eastern Michigan head coach Chris Creighton's first commitment. He talks about it here.

Eastern Michigan added a physical linebacker who had a great senior year this weekend when Fort Wayne North Side's D'Marcus Moon committed to the Eagles on his official visit after meeting new head coach Chris Creighton.

"First and foremost, Coach Creighton is a great guy. I feel he truly has the passion and energy to turn things around at EMU," Moon said.

He added, "You always want to be around someone who is honest with you and that played a big part in my commitment. For me to be Coach Creighton's first commitment, it was an honor for me."

He says he also felt like part of the team already.

"On my official visit, the love I felt from the players was unbelievable. I'm ready to take this walk with Eastern Michigan and take it as a family."

A 6-foot-1, 225-pound former running back, the Eagles feel Moon has the skills to do what they need him to do in their defense.

"They like their linebackers to get downhill. They see me as a hybrid who can come down and play the run but also play in space and also cover slot receivers."

Moon had to wait through much of his senior year for his first FBS offer and after putting in a lot of time at camps and visits and with training, he is happy to have a home.

"I'm truly blessed. It was tough but I chose to endure and great things take time and I feel I'm in the right place with Eastern Michigan and I'm ready to take that next step."

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